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Springtime in a broken mirror

Author: Mario Benedetti; Nick Caistor
Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Santiago, a political prisoner in Uruguay, was jailed after a brutal military coup that saw many of his comrades flee elsewhere. Santiago, feeling trapped, can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother--Santiago's beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela--struggle to adjust to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Benedetti; Nick Caistor
ISBN: 9781620974902 1620974908 9780241327203 0241327202
OCLC Number: 1005199234
Notes: "Originally published in Uruguay as Primavera con una esquina rota in 1982. First published in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK, London, 2018."
Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 180 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Primavera con una esquina rota.
Responsibility: Mario Benedetti ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor.

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"Santiago, a political prisoner in Uruguay, was jailed after a brutal military coup that saw many of his comrades flee elsewhere. Santiago, feeling trapped, can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother--Santiago's beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela--struggle to adjust to a life in exile"--

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This powerful novel evokes the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... vivid and beautifully expressive * Kirkus *

 
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