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Tales From the Blue Archives

Thornton, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0385480105 / ISBN 13: 9780385480109
Edité par Doubleday, 1997
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The third book in the "Argentina trilogy" by the author of IMAGINING ARGENTINA and NAMING THE SPIRITS, the story of a woman who finds two boys who were among the "disappeared." Fine/Fine. Signed by Thornton on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 4186

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Titre : Tales From the Blue Archives

Éditeur : Doubleday

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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In his instant classic Imagining Argentina, Larry Thornton galvanized American readers in his award-winning portrait of the lingering after-effects of Argentina's Dirty War. He continued his extraordinary saga in Naming the Spirits. Now he brings the trilogy to its mesmerizing climax in a haunting tale of family, love, and restitution.
For more than ten years, Dolores Masson has joined the women who march in Buenos Aires' great square in memory of the Disappeared--the legions of family and loved ones who vanished without a trace at the hands of the military regime during Argentina's Dirty War. And every week she visits the house where Carlos and Teresa Rueda sometimes offer mystical visions that locate the Disappeared. Dolores has nearly lost hope when Teresa one night utters the whereabouts of those Dolores has spent the last year in search of--the two infant grandsons who vanished without a trace when their mother was abducted.
This crystalline vision sets in motion an inexorable chain of events in which Dolores will regain custody of the boys, now teenagers, who have no memory of her or their parents; in which the general who masterminded their abduction will find his world imploding; and in which the only parents the boys have ever known will be torn apart by hatred, anger, and remorse. With the same breathtaking lyricism and emotional insight that made Imagining Argentina and Naming the Spirits unforgettable reading experiences for legions of readers, Tales from the Blue Archives shows one of our most gifted novelists at the height of his powers.

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The rousing, tearjerking last of a trilogy (Imagining Argentina, 1987; Naming the Spirits, 1995) involving Argentine psychic Carlos Rueda. Though only bit players here, Rueda and his daughter Teresa appear among many eerie, magical-realist touches in this richly, evocatively told, blood-is-thicker-than-blood melodrama. As the proud and fatuous Argentine General Rodolfo Guzm n attends the christening of his grandson, hoping that the future generation will benefit from the horrors he's committed, Dolores Masson, a grandmother, still mourns the loss of her family in Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo, especially her two grandsons, then infants, who were among the desaparecidos--the unknown millions abducted, tortured, and murdered by the country's now-deposed military junta. Refusing to give up hope, Masson visits Rueda and Teresa and is told that the boys, now teenagers, are alive and well in the remote fishing village of Mar Vista. Masson immediately departs for Mar Vista, hoping to bring the boys back home but failing to consider how the intervening years may have affected them. Indeed, Manfredo and Tom s have no memory of their real parents, or even of their former names. To make matters more complicated, General Guzm n, possibly implicated in yet another revelation of political atrocities committed while the military was in power, gave the boys to their foster parents, Eduardo and Biatrix Ponce, who once tended a killing field for him. Causing more emotional harm than good, Masson, with her knowledge of the boys' birthmarks, gets custody while the two undergo genetic testing. The general, fearing exposure of darker deeds, tries to sabotage the tests, setting off a series of suspenseful, grandly tragic plot twists ultimately leading to suicide, murder, and a rain of lamentation. For all its operatic pomp, Thornton's vision of beyond-the-grave revenge and retribution comes off as heartwrenchingly sincere. A simmering, passionately satisfying, character-driven finale. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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