Mask of the Andes

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Mask of the Andes
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publication date

Mask of the Andes, also known as The Liberators, is a 1971 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary set in Bolivia. Cleary says he had been thinking about its themes for over ten years. The result was one of his most critically acclaimed works,[1] with some critics drawing comparison to Graham Greene.[2] The book did not sell well in Britain, the US or Australia, but was a big seller in Germany and South America. Cleary even received a fan letter from some of Che Guevara's former guerrillas.[3]


  1. ^ "THE RETURN OF SCOBIE MALONE.". Australian Women's Weekly (National Library of Australia). 28 March 1973. p. 15. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Dorothy (6 June 1971). "Latin America Without 'Oles'". Los Angeles Times. p. o50. 
  3. ^ Tony Stephens, 'Steinbeck? Don't Make Me Laugh', Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 1989 p 86

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