Papelón: A Novel of Argentina

Papelón: A Novel of Argentina

by Robert H. Wright, Jr.
     
 

Carlos Eduardo Pagano had always had three great passions: his beloved country, Argentina; his passion for technology; and his love for his childhood companion, Juan Ricardo Belén. As circum-stance and happenstance would have it, two of these passions are violently wrested from Carlos's life when opposing political ambitions lead to bickering within the…  See more details below

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Carlos Eduardo Pagano had always had three great passions: his beloved country, Argentina; his passion for technology; and his love for his childhood companion, Juan Ricardo Belén. As circum-stance and happenstance would have it, two of these passions are violently wrested from Carlos's life when opposing political ambitions lead to bickering within the Argentine army and the result be-comes the tragic death of Carlos's friend plus the destruction of the huge electrical power plant where Carlos was employed. Thus, in the political turmoil of Buenos Aires during 1962, an apolitical Carlos is unwillingly drawn into political activism to avenge the death of his best friend; and, as young love has just begun to blossom, the brash and beautiful Lucía Beatriz Blanco will not be de-nied playing a role at his side. Their strategy becomes to persuade the body politic to consent to a national referendum for eliminating Argentina's armed forces-and this in a nation where the mili-tary has always ruled with jackboot tactics. Carlos and Lucía become lovers as well as the conscience of Argentina as they orchestrate a quixotic effort that places them squarely on the path of the steam-roller that is Argentina's autistic military establishment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781465334091
Publisher:
Xlibris US
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
135
File size:
222 KB

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