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- KurzbeschreibungFrom the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate
Set against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world's most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoi r Even Silence Has an End , draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos.
Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, mysterious and terrible apparitions from the future, seen from the perspective of others. From the age of five, Julia must intervene to prevent horrific events. In fact, as her grandmother tells her, it is her duty to do so-otherwise she will lose her gift.
At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a handsome revolutionary four years her senior. Their lives are turned upside down when Juan Perón, the former president and military dictator, returns to Argentina. Confronted by the realities of military dictatorship, Julia and Theo become Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, equally fascinated by Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by death squadrons, they somehow manage to escape. . . .
In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End . The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving.
- AutorIngrid Betancourt
- VerlagPenguin Pr
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten368 Seiten
- Gewicht454 g
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Title Pag e
1. THE YOUNG WOMAN IN BLACK
2. THE FIRST JOURNEY
3. MAMA FINA
5. THE MASK
6. THE EZEIZA MASSACRE
7. FATHER MUGICA
8. THE SOURCE
9. THE NIGHTMARE
10. THE COUP D'ÉTAT
11. THE VISE
12. THE FAIRFIELD INN
13. THE RETURN
14. THE NEIGHBORS
16. THE BERKSHIRE MANOR
17. CASTELAR POLICE STATION
18. THE CELL
19. LA MÁQUINA
20. THE ESCAPE
21. THE TRAP
22. THE FATHER
24. VILLA DEVOTO
26. THE YOUNG KOREAN
28. THE MOVE
29. THE RULE
30. THE LIE
32. BUENOS AIRES
33. THE FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY TEAM
34. THE CHOICES
36. UNCLE MAYOL
37. EL DIABLO
38. OF LOVE AND HATE
39. THE PLANE
THE YOUNG WOMAN IN BLACK
End of Boreal Summer
She looks into the distance.
She sees the mauve line between the sea and the flawless blue sky.
She sees the wind moving across the water. She can see it coming. Then she's not quite sure.
But the wind sweeps over the path of trembling grass. It slithers, climbs up the bank, and chafes the hedge that ends at the beach in a cross shape. Then it falls silent, crouching like a wild animal, watching the street. Gathering momentum, it swoops down onto the asphalt, skips over the manicured hydrangeas, and picks up strength.
She watches, intrigued, as it advances. It's coming closer now, brushing against the painted wooden houses, very close. It glides up the old maple tree that fills her window and coils itself snakelike around the trunk, transforming the branches into long, twitching fingers.
It taps at her window. It presses up against the glass. It whistles and calls to her as the rattling branches beat against the panes.
Julia is happy. She tugs impatiently at the lock on the frame and forces the window open. Leaning out, she allows the vagabond wind to sweep in and fill her entire being, breathes in deep lungfuls of its sharp air. She closes her eyes. She recognizes that salty, tarry smell. This Connecticut wind is strangely similar to the wind of her Buenos Aires childhood. It's not as intense, perhaps; lighter, more delicate. Or perhaps not. She knows from experience that memory can't be relied on to capture the true essence of things. The present often seems less vibrant than our recollections of the past.
Even so, Julia couldn't be happier.
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