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The Nanny and the Icebergby Ariel Dorfman
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Conceived the night of Che Guevaras burial in 1967, Gabriel McKenzie is inextricably bound up in the history and politics of his native Chile. Twenty-four years on, and still a virgin, Gabriel returns from Manhattan exile to confront his legacy: a Don Juan father and a country preparing for the five-hundredth anniversary of Americas "discovery." Into Gabriels quest for manhood and identity enter one iceberg, a faithful if eccentric nanny, and a whole host of fantastical characters.
Back in print, The Nanny and the Iceberg is Dorfman's dark comedy of politics, sex, and death. The virginal 23-year-old Gabriel McKenzie returns from exile in Manhattan to his native Chile to confront his complicated legacy, which includes a Don Juan father and a faithful, if eccentric, nanny.
This dark comedy by Dorfman--called "one of the greatest Latin American novelists" by "Newsweek"--about a young 23-year-old man who returns from an exile in Manhattan to his native Chil to confront his complicated legacy is now back in print in this first-ever trade paperback edition.
About the Author
A Chilean expatriate, Ariel Dorfman has spent his life exporing the reality and dreams of the many Americas. His books have been translated into over thirty languages and his plays staged in more than 100 countries. His works include the acclaimed memoir, Heading South, Looking North, the novels Widows, Konfidenz, and The Nanny and the Iceberg, as well as plays, among them Death and the Maiden, made into a film by Roman Polanski. Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean expatriate and "literary grandmaster" (Time) whose works include the acclaimed memoir Heading South, Looking North, and the novels The Last Song of Manuel Sendero, Konfidenz, and Widows. His plays have been performed in more than one hundred countries, and Death and the Maiden was made into a film by Roman Polanski. The recipient of many international awards, Dorfman contributes to major newspapers worldwide and is a distinguished professor at Duke University. He lives with his wife in Durham, North Carolina.
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