Beyond the Ties of Blood

Beyond the Ties of Blood❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Beyond the Ties of Blood Author Florencia Mallon – Heartforum.co.uk In the political aftermath of the 1973 Chilean coup Eugenia Aldunate is imprisoned and tortured Her lover Manuel is savagely killed one of the countless “disappeared” that would haunt Chile’s co In the political aftermath of the Ties of MOBI î Chilean coup Eugenia Aldunate is imprisoned and tortured Her lover Manuel is savagely killed one of the countless “disappeared” that would haunt Chile’s collective memory for decades While still in the torture camp Eugenia discovers she is pregnant and is exiled to Mexico and then to the United States Beyond the MOBI :Ä to raise her daughter alone forbidden to return She builds a uiet life for herself as a journalist and professor but the scars on her arms do not allow her to bury her past Each night she aches for her homeland while fighting to suppress the horrific nightmares that still plague herNearly twenty years after her exile the Ties of PDF/EPUB » Eugenia is called back to Chile to testify in Manuel’s case and help seek justice for the others who disappeared A rare living witness to these “camps” Eugenia must come to grips with the legacy of violence and traumas left by Pinochet’s dictatorship and find truth and solace in the stories of those she left behindIn the tradition of Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss and Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies Beyond the Ties of Blood is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendence of family.

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  • Hardcover
  • 375 pages
  • Beyond the Ties of Blood
  • Florencia Mallon
  • English
  • 11 March 2014
  • 9781605983288

10 thoughts on “Beyond the Ties of Blood

  1. Jayme says:

    I finished this book about a week ago and it took a bit of time to process it because there was so much information and so many issues tackled This is the second book that I’ve read recently about current political events that kept me wondering “how was I not aware of what is happening in my world?”Mallon does an excellent job bringing us into the class system of Chile and the impact and perspective of the military coup on several different people Form Mallon’s visual details of Chile you can tell that she knows this country and its history I love it when I can sit a book down after reading it knowing I’ve learned something and it has altered my viewpointI have written a detailed review which you can read on my blog if you wishhttpwwwbeachreader48blogspotcom

  2. Amanda says:

    I am a sucker for any story about Chile I did a lot of research about the 1973 coup in college and ever since then I have had an incredible interest in the country When this came up as an daily deal I jumped at the chance and I was not disappointedSpanning three generations of women in Chile all of whom are affected in horrible ways by the coup d'etat and the torture and mass murders following it this novel is an attempt at healing these women An exchange of stories of a shared experience and a horrific time in a beautiful country are incredibly intriguing I could not put this story down

  3. Margaret1358 Joyce says:

    The patchwork narrative style was at first off putting constant switches to different families countries and time periods but a third of the way through the book begins to feel like a well thought out organic whole with a powerful punch It is the story of the 1973 military coup in Chile We see over a period of 17 years after General Pinochet's 1973 overthrow of Salvador Allende's socialist government the changes wrought on families and on the land itself The theme running through people's stories is the resurgent power of truth and love A good read

  4. Linda says:

    I work in a school library and although I read always I try to give myself a stretch durning the summer by choosing a challenging read This title got several 5 star ratings and I was interested in the time period so I purchased it Boy was I wrong on this choice The reading is so simple that I could hardly stand to speed read it let alone savor it The dialog is ridiculous Don't waste your time or money

  5. Laura says:

    A compelling story of people who were profoundly impacted in Chile during the 70'sHaving never read much of Chile's history especially during the Pinochet years and before this novel gave great insight to the pain and suffering inflicted on those calling for change So many of the characters mostly women show incredible depth and strength The author does an excellent job of weaving different stories into one larger story of reconciliation

  6. Daniel Bjerre says:

    The personal impact of the turmoil and disappearances surrounding the Chilean Coup of Sept 11 1973 are artfully illustrated through Mallon's characters Told through voices of three generations the perspectives of her characters feel very real The novel helps us us understand how the events of that year shattered a generation of Chileans and continue to haunt the national psyche

  7. Sarah-Hope says:

    I liked the first half of this book best when the same story is told repeatedly by different characters each adding a little to it The second half was good but not as fully fleshed out Nonetheless this is very much worth reading both for its own sake and for the perspectives it gives on recent Chilean history

  8. Bj Thomas says:

    This book was a page turned for me From the beginning I became engrossed in Eugenia's story her love of Manual and then Laura and her entire family I must admit that despite clues I was shocked when Laura's story unfolded don't want to give it away hereThe stories of Chile never fail to fascinateLoved this book

  9. Christi says:

    I have always been interested in the political turmoil and the missing people of Chile This is very interesting and compelling story about families and what constitutes family If you like this book you will also like The Naming of the Spirits

  10. Megan says:

    I love reading a book about something that I've never thought about before The military coup in Chile is one of those things I really liked the characters and the way the story was woven together

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