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The blue line, Ingrid Betancourt

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The blue line
Title
The blue line
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Betancourt
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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. "--
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1961-
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Betancourt, Ingrid
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2702.E87
LC item number
L5413 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • Ramakrishnan Iyer, Lakshmi
  • Wilson, Rebekah
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  • Young women
  • Visionaries
  • Perón, Juan Domingo
  • Organización Montoneros (Argentina)
Label
The blue line, Ingrid Betancourt
Instantiates
Publication
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015043410
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781594206580
Lccn
2015043410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The blue line, Ingrid Betancourt
Publication
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015043410
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781594206580
Lccn
2015043410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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