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“I just loved it because of its immense human depth and high quality of writing.”—David William Foster, author, critic, and professor

“Deeply endearing. . . . The author offers no apologies or heroes, only humble beings . . . whose portraits are remarkably true-to-life. All kinds of readers will recognize themselves somewhere in this compelling narrative.”—Artenauta periodico de cultura

March 23, 1976. Berta watches as her lover, Atilio, a union organizer, is thrown from a window to his death on the sidewalk below. The next day, Colonel Jorge Rafael Videla stages a coup d’etat and a military dictatorship takes control of Argentina. Though never a part of Atilio’s union efforts, Berta is on a list to be “disappeared” and flees to relatives in the countryside. There she becomes part of the family she knows only from old photographs: Aunt Avelina, who blasts records from an old player; Uncle Nepomuceno, who watches slugs slither in the garden every afternoon; and Uncle Javier, who sits in his tiny grocery store day and night. When Berta learns that government officials are still looking for her, she realizes she must run even further to save her life.

Gloria Lise describes a terrifying period in her nation's history with a touch that is light yet penetrating. A powerful portrait of Argentinians caught up in traumas that have haunted the country ever since.

Gloria Lise is a lawyer, professor, and accomplished musician. She was fifteen years old in 1976 when a coup d'etat overthrew the elected government of Isabel Martinez de Peron.

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"This quiet, powerful novel from Argentinian author Lis is told by a young woman caught up in the country's March 1976 coup d'etat. As General Videla's thugs prepare to overturn the government of General Peron's widow, 20-year-old medical student Berta witnesses her Peronist lover thrown off a balcony. Fearing for her safety as the province of Tucuman succumbs to chaos, Berta flees to her mother's sister, then to the family's hardscrabble farm at Olpa to live with her uncle. Nearly two years pass at this idyllic outpost, with time spent among a happily mixed community descended from original Spaniards and native Indians, where Berta uses her medical training to aid the local, aging midwife, before danger encroaches again. Avoiding ponderous political allegory with graceful writing, lawyer and professor Lis sketches Berta's quest for autonomy and self against the vivid, violent backdrop of a country seeking the same: 'Argentina was like an unfinished poem somebody was keeping in a bottle, for later.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A young woman flees Argentina's Dirty War but cannot leave her past behind.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Alice Weldon. March 23, 1976. Berta watches as her lover, Atilio, a union organizer, is thrown from a window to his death on the sidewalk below. The next day, Colonel Jorge Rafael Videla stages a coup d'etat and a military dictatorship takes control of Argentina. Though never a part of Atilio's union efforts, Berta is on a list to be "disappeared" and flees to relatives in the countryside. There she becomes part of the family she knows only from old photographs: Aunt Avelina, who blasts records from an old player; Uncle Nepomuceno, who watches slugs slither in the garden every afternoon; and Uncle Javier, who sits in his tiny grocery store day and night. When Berta learns that government officials are still looking for her, she realizes she must run even further to save her life.

About the Author

Gloria Lis is a lawyer, professor, and accomplished musician. She is the author of Con los Pies en el Escenario, a book based on her father's life. Lis was 15 years old when a coup d'tat overthrew Isabel Martnez de Pern's government in 1976 and a military junta took power.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558616035
Author:
Lis
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Translator:
Weldon, Alice
Author:
Lise, Gloria
Author:
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Author:
Lisa(c), Gloria
Author:
Li, S.
Author:
Weldon, Alice
Author:
Gloria
Author:
Lis, Gloria
Author:
eacute
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Argentina - History - Dirty War, 1976-1983
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 7.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This quiet, powerful novel from Argentinian author Lis is told by a young woman caught up in the country's March 1976 coup d'etat. As General Videla's thugs prepare to overturn the government of General Peron's widow, 20-year-old medical student Berta witnesses her Peronist lover thrown off a balcony. Fearing for her safety as the province of Tucuman succumbs to chaos, Berta flees to her mother's sister, then to the family's hardscrabble farm at Olpa to live with her uncle. Nearly two years pass at this idyllic outpost, with time spent among a happily mixed community descended from original Spaniards and native Indians, where Berta uses her medical training to aid the local, aging midwife, before danger encroaches again. Avoiding ponderous political allegory with graceful writing, lawyer and professor Lis sketches Berta's quest for autonomy and self against the vivid, violent backdrop of a country seeking the same: 'Argentina was like an unfinished poem somebody was keeping in a bottle, for later.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A young woman flees Argentina's Dirty War but cannot leave her past behind.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Alice Weldon. March 23, 1976. Berta watches as her lover, Atilio, a union organizer, is thrown from a window to his death on the sidewalk below. The next day, Colonel Jorge Rafael Videla stages a coup d'etat and a military dictatorship takes control of Argentina. Though never a part of Atilio's union efforts, Berta is on a list to be "disappeared" and flees to relatives in the countryside. There she becomes part of the family she knows only from old photographs: Aunt Avelina, who blasts records from an old player; Uncle Nepomuceno, who watches slugs slither in the garden every afternoon; and Uncle Javier, who sits in his tiny grocery store day and night. When Berta learns that government officials are still looking for her, she realizes she must run even further to save her life.
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