Considered a leading light of the post-1960s period of prominence of the Latin-American novel, Peri Rossi is the author of Ship of Fools, and 36 other works. She was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and left the country in 1972, moving to Spain, where she became a citizen in 1975. Marilyn Buck is a writer, translator and political activist, currently serving an 80-year jail sentence for her political activities in the U.S. She continues her activism and writing from her prison cell, where she edited Wild Poppies, an anthology of prison poetry, and published Rescue the Word, a collection of her own poems.
A tender, moving, and multi-layered portrait of the pain, loneliness, and permanent nostalgia of exile.
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