The Revolutionaries Try Again / A Novel 

Out Now from Coffee House Press y en Enero del 2018 en mi lengua natal por Literatura Random House 

 

Antonio, a Stanford graduate and expat living in San Francisco, wants to believe he’s left Ecuador’s poverty and corruption behind for good, but when his hometown Guayaquil’s extravagant ex-mayor Abdalá ‘El Loco’ Bucaram announces a third attempt at the presidency, he’s compelled to return. There he reunites with the clever childhood friends he’s not seen since they graduated ten years earlier from an elite Jesuit high school. Now petty bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, security guards, satirical radio hosts, brothers and sons of the lost and disappeared, they will need to reckon with their shared past if they hope to stop El Loco.

 

Excerpts in Conjunctions, Bomb, Guernica, and Bomb.

 

Also: Brief history of Ecuador & Playlist tied to The Revolutionaries Try Again, an essay at The Millions on writing it and at Necessary Fiction on researching it.