My Name is Light

My Name is Light

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Twenty-year-old Luz, an Argentinian, is on holiday in Madrid with her husband and new born son. But secretly she has a mission - to find her real father. Carlos was a 'desaparecido' - one of the many political activists in Argentina who literally 'disappeared' during the country's brutal military dictatorship in the seventies - while her mother, a political prisoner, was killed trying to flee the country. The infant Luz was secretly adopted by a wealthy couple, unaware of her true origins. Only three people know Luz's real identity - Eduardo, her 'father', racked by guilt at this deception; the powerful and corrupt General Alfonso, her 'grandfather', determined to keep the secret buried; and Miriam, the prostitute who befriended Luz's real mother in her final days and who returns from exile determined to tell Luz the truth. "My Name Is Light" is a gripping, emotionally charged book, a powerful story about a young girl's quest to find her identity and to uncover the deadly secrets of one of Argentina's darkest periods.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 543g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • 0747551383
  • 9780747551386

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Twenty-year-old Luz is on a secret mission to find out about her real father who was one of the many political activists who literally disappeared and when her mother was murdered by the brutal military dictatorship in Argentina during the 1970s.
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About Elsa Osorio

Elsa Osorio is an award-winning writer and teacher.She now lives in Madrid.
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