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77 / Guillermo Saccomanno ; translated from the Spanish by Andrea G. Labinger.

Author/creator Saccomanno, Guillermo author.
Other author/creatorLabinger, Andrea G., translator.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description262 pages ; 22 cm
Variant title Seventy seven
Abstract "Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez's favorite students, is taken away in a classroom raid, Gómez realizes that no one is safe anymore, and that asking too many questions can have lethal consequences. 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--especially since he's been having an affair with a homophobic, sadistic cop with ties to the military government. 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"--Cover, page 4.
General noteOriginally published in 2008.
LanguageTranslated from the Spanish.
Genre/formThrillers (Fiction)
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
ISBN1940953898 (paperback)
ISBN9781940953892 (paperback)

Available Items

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Joyner General Stacks PQ7798.29.A264 A61 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold