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A dark tale of revenge that takes place in the vast grassland (Los Llanos) of Venezuela in the early 1920s. The protagonists are five bastard sons of a war lord (caudillo) who raided their village and raped the mothers who subsequently bore them. As the story unfolds, the sons have grown to young manhood bearing murderous hatred toward their father, who has become the dict ...more
Kindle Edition, 45 pages
Published January 31st 2018
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Jim Crocker
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE SONS OF HERNAN GARCIA by Charles Ameringer

This stirring saga of vengeance and retribution set in old world Venezuela could have been subtitled: Una Fraternidad de Bastardos. This complex tale begins with a drunken birthday party that presages the demise of a tyrannical regime. Packed with plot twists and turns and dripping with avarice-seeking sycophants, it would make a great movie!

Here’s an ironic quote that rings true today as it did back then:

“. . . who needs to know how to read and wri
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Aimee Ann
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Sons of Hernan Garcia has to be one of the most incredible, well-developed and thrilling short stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Never before have I read such an engrossing short story that is shocking as well as captivating. The story laced throughout this book is unlike anything I have ever read and I am sure you lovely readers will not have read anything like The Sons of Hernan Garcia. That is why I have to recommend the sensational book to all readers as it needs to be rea ...more
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