Title Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Binding Paper back
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition Not issued
Size 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
Publisher Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre 2011
1771000368 / 9781771000369
Seller ID 0000114
On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive new regime. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre and her younger sister fled the country with their parents for a life in exile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister?s double lives began. At 18, Carmen herself joined the resistance, plunging further into a world of terror, paranoia, and euphoria. Something Fierce takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina, and Pinochet's Chile during the eventful decade between 1979 and 1989. Dramatic, suspenseful, and darkly comic, it is a rare account of revolutionary life and a passionate argument against forgetting. About the Author: Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based writer and theatre artist who has worked extensively in North and South America. She has written or co-written eighteen plays, including The Refugee Hotel, which was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play in 2010. Something Fierce is her first book.
Agurirre, Carmen-Autobiography. Chile-Fiction.