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. As a baby, Luz was secretly adopted by a wealthy couple, unaware of her true origins. 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
  • 126 x 196 x 34mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747561613
  • 9780747561613
  • 1,162,261

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'A family drama with a political kick' Scotsman 'We are deeply touched by a personal struggle: a woman's quest to discover the truth about herself and her country's history' Big Issue 'An affecting story of bravery in a culture of fear' Sunday Herald 'Brilliant. A passionate novel, one of those you can't put aside' El Mundo
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About Elsa Osorio

Elsa Osorio is an award-winning writer and teacher. Winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura in Argentina for this novel, she now lives in Madrid.
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464 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 35% (163)
4 38% (178)
3 20% (93)
2 5% (25)
1 1% (5)
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