THE CALL FROM CALLE MORENA by Maria Flores

THE CALL FROM CALLE MORENA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Journalist who wrote The Woman With The Whip (1953) which scourged Eva Peron uses the regime and its evils as a background for the story of Felipe Alejandro Gentili Paz, a doctor who is called in by the Special Section of the police to keep a prisoner alive after their lethal treatment. Threatened and shadowed by them, sympathizing with his prisoner, trying to find respite in his home life since the hospital is denied him, he finds further complications confront him when one of his patients' grandsons turns out to be anti-Peronista, also confides in a relative, gives him an affidavit of the happenings when the prisoner is released and re-arrested. Now a fugitive, he is passed from one loyal Argentinian to another, things go very wrong, then right and he is Just about to reach freedom when he is accidentally shot by the pursuing Peronistas. The man of good will who passes on the torch of justice and human equality has his appeal while the Argentinian scene will have a newsworthy note. And Eva gets whipped just as thoroughly here.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1955
Publisher: Doubleday