Steps under Water by Alicia Kozameh
A Novel

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Steps Under Water is a novel drawn from Alicia Kozameh’s experiences as a political prisoner in Argentina during the “Dirty War” of the 1970s.
 

About Alicia Kozameh

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Alicia Kozameh fled political oppression in Argentina. She is the author of several novels in her native Spanish.
 
Published November 4, 1996 by University of California Press. 161 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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First US appearance of an Argentine novel, published in 1987, which interweaves letters, diary entries, and narrative to detail the persecutions of leftist revolutionaries during their country's notorious ""dirty war"" of the 1970s.

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Both the material and the tone of moral indignation are familiar, but Kozameh's skillful and obviously deeply felt blending of hair-raising narrative with thoughtful moral reflection keeps the reader off balance and in suspense.

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In September 1975, six months before the fall of Isabel Peron, Kozameh became yet another Argentinean political prisoner. Here, she translates her 39-month ordeal (and the subsequent two years of fr

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After a brutal stint in prison, she tries to reclaim her life, but the memories of her time in prison continue to haunt her.

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