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Heading South, Looking North

A Bilingual Journey

Ariel Dorfman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times).  In his brilliant memoir, Heading South, Looking North, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression.  Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures--not once, but three times--is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile.  Dorfman filters these events through his dual and hybrid life, speaking, reading, thinking at times in Spanish, at times in English.  Beautifully written and deeply moving, Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman creates and an enthralling meditation about true personal conviction and courage in the late twentieth century.

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Heading South, Looking North
PART ONENORTH AND SOUTHONEA CHAPTER DEALING WITH THE DISCOVERY OF DEATH AT AN EARLY AGEI should not be here to tell this story.It's that simple: there is a day in my past, a day many years ago in Santiago de Chile, when I should have died and did not.That's where I always thought this story would start, at that moment when history turned me, against my will, into the man who could someday sit down and write these words, who now writes them. I always thought this story was meant to start on that morning when the Armed Forces of my country rise against our President,
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  • Ariel Dorfman

  • Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.  He is the author of Konfidenz, Mascara, and Death and the Maiden, as well as many other works.
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Heading South, Looking North

A Bilingual Journey

Ariel Dorfman

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