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No Place For Heroes by [Restrepo, Laura]
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Length: 290 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From Publishers Weekly

From Restrepo (Delirium) comes a surprisingly plain-faced novel of parenthood set in the aftermath of the Argentine Dirty War. A journalist and one-time revolutionary, Lorenza is returning to Buenos Aires in the late 1990s with her teenage son, Mateo. Both are looking for RamoÌün Iribarren, a shadowy resistance leader and Mateo's father, with whom Lorenza spent the years of General Videla's junta distributing underground newspapers and frequenting apartment safe houses with toothpaste tubes filled with microfilm. As their search takes them deep into Argentina's recent past, Lorenza fills her impressionable son's head with tales of his troubled nativity, but Mateo has been brought up a member of a generation that may ultimately be beyond Lorenza's understanding. Restrepo is surefooted when it comes to depicting life during wartime, but the authenticity of that world is so starkly juxtaposed with her fumbling grasp of Mateo and youth culture that readers may wish that Restrepo had set the novel in the fascinating times that the characters seem largely content to relive.
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Review

"Luminous and delightful"—San Francisco Chronicle

Praise for Laura Restrepo’s Delirium

“Stunning, dense, complex, mind-blowing . . . This novel goes far above politics, right up into high art.” —Washington Post Book World

“One of the finest novels written in recent memory.” —José Saramago

“Masterful . . . Literary dynamite.” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“Every word in Delirium is perfectly chosen, painfully honest and brutally effective. Restrepo chooses her words like a poet, with infinite care.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“A disconcertingly lovely book, and its depiction of Colombian society at an awful moment in its history is sharp, vivid, utterly persuasive.” —New York Times Book Review


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  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese; 1 edition (July 9, 2010)
  • Publication Date: July 20, 2010
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036S4AEK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,894,259 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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