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Tale of the Dispossessed - 03 edition

by Laura Restrepo

Tale of the Dispossessed (ISBN10: 006072370X; ISBN13: 9780060723705)
ISBN13: 978-0060723705
ISBN10: 006072370X

Summary: "How can I tell him that he will never find her, after he has been searching for her all his life? If I could talk to him without breaking his heart, there is something I would tell him, in hopes it would stop his sleepless nights and wrongheaded search for a shadow. I would repeat this to him: 'Your Matilde Lina is in limbo, the dwelling place of those who are neither dead nor alive.' But that would be like severing the roots of the tree that supports him. Besi ...show moredes, why do it if he is not going to believe me."

In the midst of war, the protagonists of A Tale of the Dispossessed are continuously searching: for a promised land, a destiny, the face of a woman who has disappeared -- searching for an impossible love and, conversely, for a love that is possible.

A way station for refugees from violence is the setting for an intense love triangle in which an uprooted and wandering people lead the reader to experience the collective drama of forced relocation. A Tale of the Dispossessed speaks to us about the inexorable law that has led man, expelled from paradise since the days of Adam through to modern times, in his search for a way back home. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 08/03/2004
International: No



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