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Who created it? López, Julián, 1965- author.
What's it called? A beautiful young woman : a novel / Julián López ; translated from the Spanish by Samuel Rutter.
Who published it? Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2017]
Edition info! First English language edition.
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What's it like? 151 pages ; 22 cm
Helpful notes! First published in Spanish as Una muchacha muy bella. Primera edición. Buenos Aires : Eterna Cadencia, 2013.
What's it about? ""A moving story. powerful, celebratory, and loving."--Laura Cardona, La Nacion. Set in the midst of Argentina's military dictatorship, a poignant and evocative debut novel about family, political violence, and the consequences of dissidence As political violence escalates around them, a young boy and his single mother live together in an apartment in Buenos Aires -- which has recently been taken over by Argentina's military dictatorship. When the boy returns home one day to find his mother missing (or "disappeared"), the story fractures, and the reader encounters him fully grown, consumed by the burden of his loss, attempting to reconstruct the memory of his mother. By leaping forward in time, the boy -- now a man -- subtly gives shape to his mother's activism, and in the process recasts the memories from his childhood. The result is a stylistically masterful and deeply moving novel marking the English-language debut of one of Argentina's most promising writers"-- Provided by publisher.
Helpful subjects! Children of disappeared persons -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Political violence -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Abduction -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
It's a special thing! Political fiction.
More people who helped! Rutter, Samuel, translator.
Other titles to try! Muchacha muy bella. English
Translation Of: López, Julián, 1965- Una muchacha muy bella. Primera edición. Buenos Aires : Eterna Cadencia, 2013 157 pages ; 22 cm (DLC) 2013452215
Related To Online version: López, Julián, 1965- Beautiful young woman. First English language edition. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2017 9781612196824 (DLC) 2017037971.
Special numbers! 9781612196817 paperback
1612196810 paperback
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