77

by Guillermo Saccomanno
77
  • ISBN-13: 9781940953892
  • Author(s): Guillermo Saccomanno
  • Translated by: Andrea G. Labinger
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Imprint: Open Letter
  • Publication Date: 25-04-2019
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£12.99
In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gomez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as, one-by-one his friends and students begin to disappear. His life gradually becomes a paranoid, insomniac nightmare that not even his nightly forays into bars and bathhouses in search of anonymous sex can relieve. Things get even more complicated when he takes in two dissidents, putting his life at risk. Told mostly in flashbacks thirty years later, 77 is rich in descriptive detail, dream sequences, and even elements of the occult, which build into a haunting novel about absence and the clash between morality and survival when living under a dictatorship.
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In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gomez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as, one-by-one his friends and students begin to disappear. His life gradually becomes a paranoid, insomniac nightmare that not even his nightly forays into bars and bathhouses in search of anonymous sex can relieve. Things get even more complicated when he takes in two dissidents, putting his life at risk. Told mostly in flashbacks thirty years later, 77 is rich in descriptive detail, dream sequences, and even elements of the occult, which build into a haunting novel about absence and the clash between morality and survival when living under a dictatorship.

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