Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

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This memoir follows the writer's nomadic life from birth in Argentina, to childhood in New York and adolescence in Chile, to the 1973 coup against Allende. It provides an insight into belonging and exile, language and culture, cowardice and loyalty, revolution, tyranny and the idealism of youth.

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