No One Said a Word

Ontario Review Press, 2000 - 152 páginas
Luz Goldman, the narrator of No One Said a Word, grows up in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in the seventies when Argentina is ruled by a military dictatorship. But politics is only peripheral in Paula Varsavsky's debut novel. Luz is more concerned with her emotional abandonment by her divorced parents, and the sudden, unexpected death of her father which leaves her deeply bereft. Precocious, alienated, self-absorbed, Luz and her teenage friends lead disaffected, self-indulgent lives, taking drugs and engaging in casual sex. By sixteen, Luz is pregnant. All this is told without sentimentality, in a stark, wryly humorous voice that hides the rage lurking beneath. A memorable coming-of-age novel, No One Said a Word is an important addition to contemporary Latin American women's fiction.

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I did not like the writing style of this book, it was abrupt and unsentimental. As for Luz, I couldn't believe that a protagonist could be so cold-hearted, spoilt and self-entered. I absolutely loathed her! Leer comentario completo

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Luz Goldman's father is a former physicist who directs an investment project in New York for a crude complement of Argentinians who got rich during their country's last military dictatorship. And ... Leer comentario completo


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