RIVER OF SORROWS by Libertad Demitropulos


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This 1984 Argentinean novel is both a hymn to the women who support and nourish men who go to war and a tripartite remembrance of the life of 16th-century explorer and revolutionary warrior María Muratore, a Latin American Joan of Arc. Demitrópulos, who died in 1998, generates some energy and interest by dividing Maria’s story among her own recollections and those of both the solider who worships her and the woman he later marries—the latter of whom assumes the burden of ensuring that women’s sacrifices be remembered and honored as well as men’s. Argumentative and underimagined.

Pub Date: Dec. 30th, 2000
ISBN: 1-877727-88-1
Page count: 196pp
Publisher: White Pine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2000