After the First Death: A Journey through Chile, Time, Mind

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After the First Death is a hard-hitting, controversial look at Chile by award-winning journalist and poet Lake Sagaris. Beginning with one of the world's most brutal military regimes, initiated by the military coup of Augusto Pinochet in 1973, Sagaris travels throughout the country talking to its people. This is an eyewitness account of breakdown and remaking of Chilean society, written in compellingly beautiful prose.

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Lake Sagaris is an award-winning writer and author of three books of poetry. She is also the editor and translator of two volumes of Canadian writing.

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"After the First Death is an extraordinary product of [Sagaris's commitment to Chile], a thoroughly researched study of a nation in crisis." -- The Toronto Star

"[An] ambitious and deeply impressive book. Part personal memoir, part oral history, part prose poem, After the First Death manages to re-create the country as it was in the 1970s and 1980s: a police state, a land of throttling censorship and emergency rule." -- Quill & Quire

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