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Widows [Signed First Edition]

Dorfman, Ariel

Published by Pantheon, 1983
ISBN 10: 0394527127 / ISBN 13: 9780394527123
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Title: Widows [Signed First Edition]

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Collectible - Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition Signed by Author. Light rubbing/soiling on page edge. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Good+ books may have light shelf wear, bumped page or cover edges. Binding intact. DJ protected by clear mylar cover. Good+ condition Dust Jacket included. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing. [U58]. Bookseller Inventory # 100322307

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Synopsis: Set in a Greek village in 1942, and purportedly written from his imagination by a Danish man before he was picked up by the Gestapo and not seen again, here is Ariel Dorfman?s haunting and universal parable of individual courage in the face of political oppression. Widows forms a testament to the disappeared?those living under totalitarian regimes the world over, who are taken away for "questioning" and never return.
One by one, the bodies of men wash up on the shore of the river, where they are claimed by the women of the local town as husbands and fathers, even though the faces of the dead men are unrecognizable. A tug-of-war ensues between the local police, who insist that the women couldn?t possibly recognize their loved ones, and the women demanding the right to bury their beloveds. As it evolves, the stand-off reveals itself to be a power struggle between love, dignity and honor, and the lesser god of brute force. A lesson in how power really works, and how it can be made to work differently.

Product Description: Contains WIDOWS, a parable of courage and resilience in the face of totalitarian oppression, and LAST WALTZ IN SANTIAGO, a collection of poems written on the themes of exile and 'the disappeared'. From the author of DEATH AND THE MAIDEN.

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