Voices from Silence by Douglas Unger

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The author of El Yanqui and Leaving the Land offers a poignant tale of suppression and intrigue as an American journalist returns to Argentina to help the victimized family he befriended as an exchange student.

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Douglas Unger, a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is also the author of "El Yanqui" and "The Turkey War," and, most recently, "Voices from Silence: A Novel of Repression and Terror in Argentina,
Published August 1, 1995 by St Martins Pr. 286 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Only near the story's conclusion do narrative and commentary fuse effectively, creating a sense of urgency otherwise lacking: Pap† Benevento's day in court makes for a powerful climax, and the decision of Argentina's ``new democracy'' to pardon the indicted officers in the interests of healing th...

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The story line oscillates between Diego's detective-like inquiry into the disappearance of Alejo and Miguel Benevento, both murdered by the government, and his reportage on the trial of Argentina's former military leaders, at which Papa reveals details of his sons' torture and execution.

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