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Set in a Greek village in 1942, and purportedly written from his imagination by a Danish man before he was picked up by the Gestapo and not seen again, here is Ariel Dorfman's haunting and universalparable of individual courage in the face of political oppression. Widows forms a testament to the disappeared-those living under totalitarian regimes the world over, who are taken away for questioning andnever return.

One by one, the bodies of men wash up on the shore of the river, where they are claimed by the women of the local town as husbands and fathers, even though the faces of the dead men areunrecognizable. A tug-of-war ensues between the local police, who insist that the women couldn't possibly recognize their loved ones, and the women demanding the right to bury their beloveds. As it evolves, thestand-off reveals itself to be a power struggle between love, dignity and honor, and the lesser god of brute force. A lesson in how power really works, and how it can be made to work differently.

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When the bodies of lost men wash ashore in a 1942 Greek village, its local women claim the bodies as their husbands and fathers despite their unrecognizable state, and a battle of wills ensues between the local police and the women. Reprint.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609803223
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translator:
Kessler, Stephen
Author:
Dorfman, Ariel
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Political Science : Political Ideologies - Fascism & Totalit
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Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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