News from a Foreign Country Came - MANGUEL, AlbertoFlamingo, 1992, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good
Set in Canada, in French colonial Algeria, in Paris of the sixties and in Argentina during the time of the "disappeared", News from a Foreign Came is many books in one. It is a portrait of an apparently ordinary family, delicately exploring what is known, unknown and unknowable between close relatives ; it is a book about innocence, that of the child and that of the adult; it is an evisceration of patriotism and its all-too-frequent corruption into the naked exercise of power."News from a Foreign Came is written with watercolours of melting poetry, but it’s the substance that lingers after the style has echoed away. In his depiction of history collapsing into a tangle of guilt, Alberto Manguel has created a grim parable of considerable power. This impressive first novel suggests that Manguel has both the intellect and the voice to speak to his readers on the highest levels of fiction."
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