By Julian Lopez
Set in the middle of Argentina's army dictatorship, a poignant and evocative debut novel approximately family members, political violence, and the results of dissidence
As political violence escalates round them, a tender boy and his unmarried mom stay jointly in an residence in Buenos Aires—which has lately been taken over by way of Argentina’s army dictatorship. whilst the boy returns domestic in the future to discover his mom lacking (or “disappeared”), the tale fractures, and the reader encounters him absolutely grown, fed on via the weight of his loss, trying to reconstruct the reminiscence of his mother.
by way of jumping ahead in time, the boy—now a man—subtly offers form to his mother’s activism, and within the approach recasts the thoughts from his formative years. the result's a stylistically masterful and deeply relocating novel marking the English-language debut of 1 of Argentina's such a lot promising writers.
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