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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service Summary
Mario Vargas Llosa

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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service Summary

Plot Summary

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa takes place over a span of three years, 1955 to 1958. The main protagonist PantaleĆ³n Pantoja, has just been promoted to Captain in the Peruvian Army. A career administrative soldier, Pantoja enjoys a reputation as a straight arrow and an upstanding member of his country's armed forces. On the day of his promotion, Captain Pantoja meets with several high-ranking officers to receive the details of his next assignment. Pantoja is thrilled at the thought that the generals wish to personally give him his new orders and Pantoja is nearly beside himself with anticipation.

Pantoja, his wife Pocha and his loving mother, Leonor, will be moving to Iquitos in the Amazon jungle region of Peru. Captain Pantoja, puffed up with the praise lavished on him by his superiors, has been given a rather challenging task and instructed to maintain the...

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