Confession by Daniel Hahn


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Brutal and overwhelming, Confession wrestles with the legacy of Argentina?_Ts past and the passions of one young girl. When Mirta LA3pez looks out the dining room window, she sees a slim, self-possessed older boy on his way back from school. It?_Ts 1941 in provincial Argentina, and the sight has awakened in her the first uncertain, unnerving vibrations of desire. Naturally, she confesses. But she cannot stop herself. Over thirty years later, in 1977, that same young man is a general, leading the ruling military junta of a country, and a cell of young revolutionaries plot an audacious attack on him, and the regime. Writing from the present into the past, MartA-n Kohan maps the contours of Argentina?_Ts 20th century, but finds his centre in one woman ?_" devout, headstrong, lit up with ideas of right and wrong ?_" not the grand historical figures of her lifetime?_Ts omnipresent, brutalizing history. And yet, there is great beauty inA?Confession , its decades and landscapes, and the legacy of love and guilt, pieties religious and civic, that play out in one family and against the background of dictatorship?_Ts traumas.
Binding: Paperback / softback

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