My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende

My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

byIsabel Allende

Kobo ebook | March 25, 2014

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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.

Title:My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through ChileFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:HarperLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062254448

ISBN - 13:9780062254443


Rated 5 out of 5 by from the first Sept. 11 What a life! Through tragedy she triumphs. The last name, Allende, should give you a clue who her famous father was. This is a tale of the Chile of hope to one of despair and how an individual rose above all that.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My own nostalgic journey It made me think so much about my own experience as a Chilean who left my beloved country many years ago and who can relate to the "nostalgia" that Isabel describes so well in this book. As always, Isabel's books and stories touch a very special place of my existance!
Date published: 2015-02-22