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Thorton returns to Argentina at the end of the Dirty War to tell the story of a teenage girl who miraculaously survives execution in a killing field. Wandering away into the night, with no memory, she can only utter the words, "I am". She ultimately arrives at the home of a couple whose only daughter has disappeared, setting in motion a tale of loss and redemption....

Title : Naming the Spirits
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ISBN : 9780553378405
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Naming the Spirits Reviews

  • Ellen
    2019-03-08 07:08

    This story is told mostly in the "voice" of one of the groups of people who disappeared in Argentina during the times of the Generals who had a dictatorship. These 12 were taken out and shot but while they were being held told each other their stories. Based on true incidences. Sad but interesting.

  • Bronwyn
    2019-03-02 09:37

    Nice series of vignette type pieces that connects the stories of "Imagining Argentina" and "Tales From The Blue Archives." I recommend reading this before you read the latter, because a lot of details will become familiar.

  • Annalisa
    2019-02-22 10:23

    This book is a moving narrative of the Dirty War in Argentina as told by the "spirits" of 11 political activists executed in a killing field and the mysterious presence of a young girl in Buenos Aires.

  • Charisse
    2019-03-04 09:33

    I love this series! I can't wait to read the last in the trilogy. This book was beautifully written - narrated by one of the disappeared. I should have seen what was coming but was happy with the ending.

  • Sarah-Hope
    2019-03-07 08:15

    I don't have words for how moving, essential, and beautiful this book is. It lets us face horror with hope, invites us to be honest and to be brave.

  • Martina Clark
    2019-03-07 08:12

    I read this book years ago and it still haunts me to this day. Beautifully written and such an important story.

  • Jacki Maxwell
    2019-03-07 08:30

    Very interesting read about the disappeared in Argentina. Best read after Imagine Argentina

  • Jeanette
    2019-03-12 05:13

    Review is forthcoming....

  • Sherry
    2019-02-21 05:19

    This is the follow up book to Imagining Argentina and is as riveting a read.

  • Scott
    2019-03-12 09:16

    So i'm hanging out a a coffee shop, in a corner, getting near the end, so totally involved, and i screamed out loud.

  • Michele Abrams Lehn
    2019-03-08 13:32

    This book continues the story-line of the author's first book, "Imagining Argentina." Difficult subject matter but another amazing read.

  • Pam
    2019-02-21 07:35

    10/27 bought at library shelf sale