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Naming the Spirits (SIGNED)

Thornton, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0385475527 / ISBN 13: 9780385475525
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1995
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED by Lawrence Thornton on title page. Tight, clean and crisp. The book appears unread and looks New. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 8vo; 257 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11476

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Title: Naming the Spirits (SIGNED)

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

No one who read Lawrence Thornton's stunning debut novel, Imagining Argentina, will ever forget its mesmerizing narrative voice, its mixture of realism and magic, or its haunting story of Argentina's Disappeared -- the thousands who vanished without a trace during their country's Dirty War.

Now Thornton, in an electrifying new work, returns to Argentina in the tale of a young woman's mysterious resurrection following a massacre in a killing field. After walking across the pampas, she appears on a doorstep in Buenos Aires, where she is taken in by a couple, both physicians, whose fierce reliance on the rational, explainable world has been shaken by their own daughter's disappearance. Locked inside the girl -- mute but for her first words on arrival, "I am" -- are the stories and names of eleven Argentinians executed in the night, representing the hope and despair of a people struggling to heal the devastating scars left by one fallen regime. The ghostly voices of these eleven carry the narrative of Thornton's powerful novel, lending a moving lyricism to its searing story of loss and redemption.
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In the sequel to his critically acclaimed, award-winning Imagining Argentina, Thornton returns to Argentina and the Dirty War. Narrated by the ghostly voices of eleven Desaparecidos, this is the story of a young massacre survivor and her extraordinary effect on the family that shelters her.

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