Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Part political expose, part literary tour-de-force, SINCHI is a gory exploration of one of the darkest periods in Peru's history. Bartoli skillfully sews Peru's mythological history in with the atrocities of the 1980-1993 guerrilla war between American-funded paramilitaries and the insurgent Sendero Luminoso. Weaving an ambitious historical thread that ties together subjugators and their victims across centuries, Bartoli's...