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Tale of the Dispossessed

Tale of the Dispossessed - 03 edition

Tale of the Dispossessed - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780060723705

ISBN10: 006072370X

Tale of the Dispossessed by Laura Restrepo - ISBN 9780060723705
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Tale of the Dispossessed by Laura Restrepo - ISBN 9780060723705

ISBN13: 9780060723705

ISBN10: 006072370X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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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. Besides, 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.

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