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Author Betancourt, Ingrid, 1961- author.

Title The blue line : a novel / Ingrid Betancourt.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F BETANCOU    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Science Fiction  SFF BETANCOURT INGRID    Check Shelf
Description 359 pages ; 22 cm
Note "Translated by Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Iyer, in collaboration with Rebekah Wilson" -- Verso title page.
"Originally published in French as La Ligne Bleue by Editions Gallimard, Paris" [2014] -- Verso title page.
Summary "From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate. Set against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world's most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, mysterious and terrible apparitions from the future, seen from the perspective of others. From the age of five, Julia must intervene to prevent horrific events. In fact, as her grandmother tells her, it is her duty to do so--otherwise she will lose her gift. At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a handsome revolutionary four years her senior. Their lives are turned upside down when Juan Peron, the former president and military dictator, returns to Argentina. Confronted by the realities of military dictatorship, Julia and Theo become Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, equally fascinated by Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by death squadrons, they somehow manage to escape. In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Young women -- Fiction.
Visionaries -- Fiction.
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974 -- Fiction.
Organización Montoneros (Argentina) -- Fiction.
FICTION / Political.
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974. (OCoLC)fst00019933
Organización Montoneros (Argentina) (OCoLC)fst00617207
Visionaries. (OCoLC)fst01167906
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
Genre/Form Political fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Political fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726702
Added Author Ramakrishnan Iyer, Lakshmi, translator.
Wilson, Rebekah (Translator), translator.
Added Title Ligne bleue. English
Other Form: Online version: Betancourt, Ingrid, 1961- author. Blue line New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2016 9780698196537 (DLC) 2015047221
ISBN 9781594206580 (hardback)
1594206589 (hardback)
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