The story of a family and of Chile... In the year 1924, a young singer with the Folies Bergère arrives in a remote mining camp deep in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The brash Parisian dance troupe has been invited to perform for Chacabuco's directors and engineers and their pampered wives. But when Colette Marchand falls in love with a young Argentinean, she sets off a chain of events that will determine the lives of several generations of her family to come; events that will explode into the rapidly changing social and political fabric of Chilean society. Praise for The Limit of Words and Silence: “Chile's turbulent history provides the dramatic backdrop for this epic tale of passion, intrigue and heroism. Author Geraldine O'Connell Cusack is a born storyteller, fiery, authentic, and true to her craft.” —Ronan O'Leary, film director (Driftwood, Fragments of Isabella) “Innocence lost, hopes dashed and idealism thwarted. These are the themes of Geraldine O'Connell Cusack's novel which recounts the intimate lives of three generations of women who find their fate bound up with that of their troubled nation. The author shows us the poignant fragility of our lives in the face of the relentless march of history.” —Jack O'Driscoll, screenwriter, National TV Station TG4
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Geraldine O’Connell Cusack was born in the South Bronx of New York City and holds a BA in Political Science from Notre Dame College of Staten Island and an M.ED in Education from La Salle University of New Orleans. She began her teaching career in New York City’s Public School System and then moved on to developing a bilingual-bicultural programme for the Seminole tribe of Florida on Big Cypress Reservation. In 2003 and Geraldine received one of the Top 100 Irish-American Awards presented by Senator Hillary Clinton in 2004. Geraldine spent five years teaching in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile before being recruited by Irish Aid to develop locally produced learning materials and Kiswahili language textbooks for Tanzania’s primary schools. Geraldine is married with four daughters and lives and teaches in Dublin’s inner-city schools.
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Book Description Raven's Wing Books, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1618070681
Book Description Raven's Wing Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 258 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.65 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1618070681