By Julian Lopez
Set in the course of Argentina's army dictatorship, a poignant and evocative debut novel approximately kin, political violence, and the results of dissidence
As political violence escalates round them, a tender boy and his unmarried mom reside jointly in an condo in Buenos Aires—which has lately been taken over by way of Argentina’s army dictatorship. whilst the boy returns domestic at some point to discover his mom lacking (or “disappeared”), the tale fractures, and the reader encounters him totally grown, fed on by way of the weight of his loss, trying to reconstruct the reminiscence of his mother.
via jumping ahead in time, the boy—now a man—subtly supplies form to his mother’s activism, and within the strategy recasts the thoughts from his early life. 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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