Title: Widows [Signed First Edition]
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible - Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
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
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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