A Beautiful Young Woman (Paperback)

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"A moving story . . . powerful, celebratory, and loving." --Laura Cardona, La Naci n

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.

About the Author

Julián López was born in Buenos Aires in 1965. He is a poet, actor, and director of the contemporary Argentine literary association Carne Argentina. A Beautiful Young Woman is his first novel. Samuel Rutter is a writer and translator from Melbourne, Australia, currently pursuing an MFA at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612196817
ISBN-10: 1612196810
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
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