The Blue Line: A Novel

The Blue Line: A Novel


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 battle and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a wide ranging tale of affection and betrayal through one of many world’s most famed writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, writer of  the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, attracts on historical past and private adventure during this deeply felt portrait of a girl coming of age as her state falls deeper and deeper into chaos. 

Buenos Aires, the Seventies. Julia inherits from her grandmother a present, helpful and burdensome. occasionally visions seem 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 terrible 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 grew to become the wrong way up whilst Juan Perón, the previous president and army dictator, returns to Argentina. faced by way of the realities of army dictatorship, Julia and Theo develop into Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, both enthusiastic about Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured via demise squadrons, they someway be capable of break out. . . .

In this impressive novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent greater than six years held hostage via the FARC within the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to the various subject matters of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a narrative established at the effects of oppression, collective subservience, and person braveness, and, so much of all, the inspiration that trust sooner or later of humanity is an act of religion most lovely and deserving. 

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