Size: 6 x 9
Gato Negro Books
A fascinating exploration in two voices of the nature of memory and narrative, False Memories examines the life of Blanca Luz Brum-writer and revolutionary, wife and lover. As related by both a biographer and Brum herself, the book blurs the lines between perception and actuality to create a kaleidoscopic vision of reality and possibility. Though Brum went unrecognized by her contemporaries (yet was pursued romantically by Neruda and Siquieros), author Achugar rescues her from historical obscurity, justifying her work and life through this narrative, with remarkable, unorthodox style.
Review: "Behind the many fancy dresses and masks, Achugar could find a flesh and blood ghost---and brought her back to life."
-Eduardo Galeano, author of The Book of Embraces
Bio: Uruguayan writer, critic and poet HUGO ACHUGAR is the author of many books, including La balsa de la Medusa and El cuerpo del Bautista. He currently teaches Latin American literature at the University of California at Irvine.