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An evocative portrait of the spectral atmosphere hovering over Buenos Aires on the eve of a political coup.
Buenos Aires, 1974. People have flocked to the neighbor-hood of Ballester from across the globe and put down roots. Twelve-year-old Teresa practices liberation theology and car- ries around a plastic Madonna from door to door to dispense protection. The autoshop is a hotbed of utopian thought. Men follow the news with bated breath, and the local hair- dresser loses his mind over the President’s death. The people of Ballester listen to the voices of the dead, sing songs, and celebrate life. Yet political turmoil, violence, and an encroach- ing military dictatorship soon turn the country into a deeply sinister land. Those wanting to survive must find a vision to cling to.In virtuosic prose, the Argentine author María Cecilia Barbetta tells the story of how soaring dreams can illuminate dark times.
About María Cecilia Barbetta
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