My Invented Country: A Memoir


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  • ASIN: 0060545674
Author: Isabel Allende
Binding: Paperback
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  • Creator: Margaret Sayers Peden
    EAN: 9780060545673
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  • Edition: 1st
    ISBN: 0060545674
    ItemDimensions:
  • Height= 800
  • Length= 531
  • Weight= 59
  • Width= 56
  • Label: Harper Perennial
    Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 199
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  • Height= 80
  • Length= 790
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    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2004-04-27
    Publisher: Harper Perennial
    ReleaseDate: 2004-04-27
    Studio: Harper Perennial
    Title: My Invented Country: A Memoir

    Product Description

    Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.

    The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on her adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende had indeed left home. My Invented Country, mimicking the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance between past and present lives. It speaks compellingly to immigrants and to all of us who try to retain a coherent inner life in a world full of contradictions.