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A Secret for Julia book. With the harrowing power of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden. Set mainly in 1990s London, interlaced with vivid flashbacks to Buenos Aires, Patricia Sagastizabal's novel tells the emotionally wrenching story of Mercedes Beecher, an Argentinian writer living in self-imposed exile in London with her teenaged daughter, Julia. When a mysterious figures appears from her past, Mercedes must endure a new round of psychological terror and reveal herself to her inquisitive but embittered, daughter in a way that she never believed possible.

Much of A Secret for Julia reads like a personal diary, yet Sagastizabal propels it forward with elements of astonishing .

Much of A Secret for Julia reads like a personal diary, yet Sagastizabal propels it forward with elements of astonishing intrigue, drama, and terror. The savage murders and tortures that came to decimate an entire generation of Argentinian students and activists in the 1970s may remain-even twenty-five years later-so vivid and searing that they can be expressed only through the palette of fiction. In this way, Sagastizabal's novel represents the voice of the fallout from Argentina's so-called "dirty war," the voice of the next generation-Julia's generation.

Patricia Sagastizabal's novel tells the emotionally wrenching story of Mercedes Beecher, an Argentinian writer living in self-imposed exile in London with her teenaged daughter, Julia.

Set mainly in 1990s London, interlaced with vivid flashbacks to Buenos Aires, Patricia Sagastizabal's novel tells the emotionally wrenching story of Mercedes Beecher, an Argentinian writer living in self-imposed exile in London with her teenaged daughter, Julia. When a mysterious figure appears from her past, Mercedes must endure a new round of psychological terror and reveal herself to her inquisitive but embittered daughter in a way that she never believed possible.

SIDELIGHTS: Patricia Sagastizábal is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina

SIDELIGHTS: Patricia Sagastizábal is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in 1953, she personally witnessed the horrors and violence of a repressive government throughout her youth and into her adulthood.

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Patricia Sagastizabal. by Sagastizábal, Patricia. A haunting, prize-winning Latin American novel about a guilt-wracked mother and her inquisitive daughter, both coming to terms with an unspeakable past. A secret for Julia : a novel, by Patricia Sagastizábal ; translated by Asa Zatz. Sagastizábal, Patricia, 1953- author. Secreto para Julia English. Publication Information.

Patricia Sagastizabal was born in Argentina and lived through its period of dictatorship. I highly recommend this book to all readers

Patricia Sagastizabal was born in Argentina and lived through its period of dictatorship. She knew activists who were imprisoned and disappeared. In this book, she explores what it means to have unforgettable memories of torture and abuse. I highly recommend this book to all readers. It is a fine book, but readers must be willing to get caught up in a story full of pain and grief, and ready to face the existence of cruelty and the difficulty of healing from major trauma. I am not sure whether Patricia Sagastizabal should be called a woman of color, but her book deals the reality of evil at the hands of an international power structure that can destroy without regard for race.

A haunting, prize-winning Latin American novel about a guilt-wracked mother and her inquisitive daughter, both coming to terms with an unspeakable past.

With the harrowing power of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden comes a remarkable work of fiction. Winner of the prestigious Premio La Nacion Prize for Fiction in 2000, A Secret for Julia brilliantly depicts the lasting psychological attacks of Argentina's reign of repression and terror on a new, seemingly innocent generation. Set mainly in 1990s London, interlaced with vivid flashbacks to Buenos Aires, Patricia Sagastizabal's novel tells the emotionally wrenching story of Mercedes Beecher, an Argentinian writer living in self-imposed exile in London with her teenaged daughter, Julia. When a mysterious figures appears from her past, Mercedes must endure a new round of psychological terror and reveal herself to her inquisitive but embittered, daughter in a way that she never believed possible. A dramatic story of retribution and conscience, A Secret for Julia touches on many compelling themes: the politics of institutionalized and sanctioned cruelty; the wistfulness of a life lived in exile; the bonds of family, justice, and redemption. Much of A Secret for Julia reads like a personal diary, yet Sagastizabal propels it forward with elements of astonishing intrigue, drama, and terror. The savage murders and tortures that came to decimate an entire generation of Argentinian students and activists in the 1970s may remain―even twenty-five years later―so vivid and searing that they can be expressed only through the palette of fiction. In this way, Sagastizabal's novel represents the voice of the fallout from Argentina's so-called "dirty war," the voice of the next generation―Julia's generation. A Secret for Julia is a testament to the changing of the guard―an unforgettable, astounding novel for one simple reason: the reader is left with the lingering notion that it might be frighteningly close to the truth.

Comments: (2)

Uanabimo
I'd give this more stars if I could. Oh, how the occurences of the past can haunt a person, especially a mother. Great book and a story to make an American realize how lucky we are to be free and teated humanely. This mother needs to live with the choice she made and understand that she can be kind to her daughter, it's not her fault who her father is or for her mother's past.
Grab this and read it, it's excellent.
LivingCross
I was very excited about this book and suggested it to my whole book club. I felt like everything I needed to know was on the book jacket! There was no suspense, just a tale of a really messed up mother and how terribly she treats her daughter. Very predictable.
A Secret for Julia: A Novel download epub
Contemporary
Author: Patricia Sagastizabal,Asa Zatz
ISBN: 0393050440
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (August 2001)
Pages: 256 pages