In Sudden Death, Mexican writer Álvaro Enrigue upends history to launch a playful riff on geopolitics in the Age of Discovery. With assassinations and executions, trippy mushrooms and carnal liaisons, plus a colourful cast including Mary Magdalene, it’s a time-bending trip into a swirl of ideas. ABC RN’s Kate Evans talks history, colonialism and art with one of the most original talents in contemporary fiction.