Translated to Arabic, «Lituma en los Andes» a 1993 novel by Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936). In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. (Description from English translation titled «Death in the Andes») Translated to Arabic by Salih Ulmany.