From the intense Colombian French flesh presser and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a beautiful debut novel approximately freedom and fate
Set opposed to the backdrop of Argentina’s soiled conflict and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a wide ranging tale of affection and betrayal by way of one of many world’s most famous writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, writer of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, attracts on background and private adventure during this deeply felt portrait of a girl coming of age as her kingdom falls deeper and deeper into chaos.
Buenos Aires, the Nineteen Seventies. Julia inherits from her grandmother a present, beneficial and burdensome. occasionally visions look ahead of her eyes, mysterious and poor apparitions from the longer term, visible from the viewpoint of others. From the age of 5, Julia needs to intrude to avoid awful occasions. in reality, as her grandmother tells her, it's her responsibility to do so—otherwise she is going to lose her gift.
At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a good-looking progressive 4 years her senior. Their lives are became the other way up whilst Juan Perón, the previous president and army dictator, returns to Argentina. faced via the realities of army dictatorship, Julia and Theo develop into Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, both thinking about Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by way of demise squadrons, they someway have the capacity to get away. . . .
In this amazing novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent greater than six years held hostage via the FARC within the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to a few of the topics of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a narrative headquartered at the outcomes of oppression, collective subservience, and person braveness, and, such a lot of all, the suggestion that trust sooner or later of humanity is an act of religion most lovely and deserving.