The Disappeared

The Disappeared

by Rebecca J. Sanford

Narrated by Carolina Hoyos

Unabridged

The Disappeared

The Disappeared

by Rebecca J. Sanford

Narrated by Carolina Hoyos

Unabridged

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Overview

Inspired by the real mothers and grandmothers who spoke out against Argentina's military dictatorship, The Disappeared is an award-winning debut about identity, family secrets, and those who endured decades of hardship to expose the truth.

In 1976 Buenos Aires, Lorena Ledesma is a housewife with dangerous secrets living under Argentina's rising military dictatorship. When she and her husband are torn from their home by the paramilitary in the middle of the night, their two-year-old son is left behind with Lorena's mother, Esme. There's never any record of the arrest. Desperate to locate Lorena, Esme joins an underground group of mothers who are investigating the disappearances of their own missing children. But when they make a devastating discovery-that several of their kidnapped daughters have given birth in prison-a new kind of pursuit begins: the search for their stolen grandchildren.

Nearly three decades later, thousands of miles away, American adoptee Rachel Sprague learns she has a biological brother from another country-somewhere she has never visited. But the truth goes far deeper than the results of a DNA test, and revealing her origins will expose painful family secrets that could put Rachel's loved ones in jeopardy.

A heart-wrenching drama that spans thirty years, The Disappeared is inspired by the true stories of the mothers and grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an extraordinary group of women who, for more than forty-five years, have been searching for children of the “disappeared”-those captured as dissidents during Argentina's Dirty War.


Editorial Reviews

Andre Dubus III

Written in spare yet wonderfully evocative prose, The Disappeared captures the brutal realities of a shared buried history, one that we can now never afford to forget. Rebecca J. Sanford is a gifted novelist, and I highly recommend this deeply compelling and important book.”

author of The Little School: Tales of Disappea Dr. Alicia Partnoy

Rebecca Sanford’s novel will capture your heart and your imagination. Carefully researched and powerfully written, The Disappeared is a necessary book to help us find the hundreds of children—now women and men—who were stolen from their families in the Argentina of my own tragedy.”

New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apot Sarah Penner

Equally heartbreaking and uplifting, Rebecca Sanford’s The Disappeared is a testament to the enduring devotion of a mother to her children. A powerful, richly crafted debut by a gifted new voice in historical fiction.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940191609355
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2024
Edition description: Unabridged
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