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My name is light

Author: Elsa Osorio; Catherine Jagoe
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An international bestseller about the blackest period of Argentinean history. Luz, a twenty-year-old Argentinean, is on vacation in Madrid with her husband and newborn son. But Luz has a secret mission-to find her real father. Carlos was a desaparecidos, one of the many political activists who disappeared in Argentina during its dictatorship in the seventies. Her mother, a political prisoner, was killed while trying
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Osorio; Catherine Jagoe
ISBN: 1582341826 9781582341828
OCLC Number: 52698232
Awards: Premio Nacional de Literatura (Argentina) ; Amnesty International Award for Fiction.
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: A veinte años, Luz.
Responsibility: Elsa Osorio ; translated from the Spanish by Catherine Jagoe.

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An international bestseller about the blackest period of Argentinean history. Luz, a twenty-year-old Argentinean, is on vacation in Madrid with her husband and newborn son. But Luz has a secret mission-to find her real father. Carlos was a desaparecidos, one of the many political activists who disappeared in Argentina during its dictatorship in the seventies. Her mother, a political prisoner, was killed while trying to flee the country, and Luz is brought up by a wealthy, politically influential couple. There are only three people who know Luz's real identity: her adopted father Eduardo, racked by guilt at this deception; her adopted grandfather, the powerful and corrupt General Alfonso who is determined to keep the secret buried; and Miriam, the prostitute who befriended Luz's real mother in her final days and who returns from exile determined to tell Luz the truth. Met by politics, wealth, and corruption at every turn, Luz's search to find her father ultimately turns into a dangerous fight to save.

Herself. In this taut, riveting thriller, Elsa Osorio has written a powerful story about a young girl's quest to find her identity. At the core, Luz's story mirrors that of the Argentinean people: how can we hope to understand ourselves if our history is shrouded in secrets and tragedy?

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