“Suez’s The Devil’s Country is a powerful mix of horror and humanity that evokes Argentina’s painful history and the dark thrills of Westerns about revenge and redemption. This crowd-pleaser is a new classic of twenty-first century Latin American fiction.”--Christopher Conway, author of Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music (2019) and Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (2015).
“A story of revenge and introspection, written in an engaging prose charged with powerful images and metaphors, in which rituals and symbols weave a parallel plot.” – Malena Rey “Las riendas del desierto” Página
“An exquisite control of dialogue, an economy of expression charged with meaning.” -- Eugenia Almeida, La Voz del Interior, Córdoba, Argentina.
This novel unravels a tale of vengeance and vigilante justice at the hands of an unlikely heroine, a fourteen year-old girl named Lum Hué, daughter of a white man and a Mapuche mother, and sole survivor of the massacre of her village by five white soldiers. With a minimalist prose that has become the trademark of Suez’s narrative fiction, the novel unfolds at a vertiginous pace. A recurring theme in Suez’s fiction is authoritarianism, specifically the imposition of power over the weak and defenseless. A fan of Quentin Tarantino films, Suez refers to The Devil’s Country as her Patagonian Western.