First US appearance of an Argentine novel, published in 1987, which interweaves letters, diary entries, and narrative to...

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First US appearance of an Argentine novel, published in 1987, which interweaves letters, diary entries, and narrative to detail the persecutions of leftist revolutionaries during their country's notorious ""dirty war"" of the 1970s. Both the material and the tone of moral indignation are familiar, but Kozameh's skillful and obviously deeply felt blending of hair-raising narrative with thoughtful moral reflection keeps the reader off balance and in suspense. One of the best fictional monuments to ""the disappeared,"" and a memorable characterization of its central figure--a courageous heroine who is unquestionably an autobiographical figure.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 161

Publisher: Univ. of California

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1996