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Springtime in a broken mirror

Author: Mario Benedetti; Nick Caistor
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2018.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Benedetti; Nick Caistor
ISBN: 9781620974919 1620974916
OCLC Number: 1090397318
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
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."
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Primavera con una esquina rota.
Responsibility: Mario Benedetti ; translated 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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Equal parts funny and tragic [...] a wise, lonely novel about political exile * New Yorker * A "rich, heartbreaking novel. . . . Benedetti's tender yet unflinching portrait of a family in the Read more...

 
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