Oblivion: A Memoir

Oblivion: A Memoir

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Oblivion: A Memoir by Hector Abad

"An irreplaceable testimony of the struggle for democracy and tolerance in Latin America." —El País

Héctor Abad's Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods in Latin America's recent history.

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ISBN-13: 9780374533939
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 808,436
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Héctor Abad is one of Colombia's leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy, and journalism. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy before returning to his homeland in 1987.

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