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In the Blue House

(2001)
(In the Casa Azul)
A novel by

 
Pursued from country to country by Stalin's GPU agents, Leon Trotsky finds refuge in Mexico City in 1937. There he encounters the fire and splendor of the artist Frida Kahlo who, with her husband Diego Rivera, welcomes Trotsky and his wife Natalia into their home, the Casa Azul.

Meaghan Delahunt's breathtaking first novel explores those extraordinary years in Mexico, but also spreads before the reader a panorama of Russian history, revolution, and upheaval throughout the first half of the twentieth century. We hear from Stalin's desolate young wife, and Trotsky's Ukrainian Jewish father, baffled by the dissolution of his own estate and the rise of his son, and from Trotsky himself, still smarting from his brief love affair with the mesmerizing Frida. Their voices mingle with the tales of the lesser known who, in their way, have also created history: the Mexican artist who foretells Trotsky's death; a Bolshevik engineer surviving the chill of the Stalinist regime; and the bodyguard who is unable to prevent Trotsky's assassination.

In the Casa Azul insightfully examines politics and art, as well as disillusionment and loss in the service of high ideals. This is a remarkable debut, a work of deep understanding and stunning literary artistry.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
ISBN: 0-312-29106-X / 978-0-312-29106-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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March 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: In the Blue House
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
ISBN: 0-7475-5236-3 / 978-0-7475-5236-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
ISBN: 0-312-29107-8 / 978-0-312-29107-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: In the Blue House
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
ISBN: 0-7475-5765-9 / 978-0-7475-5765-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: In the Blue House
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
ISBN: 0-7475-5359-9 / 978-0-7475-5359-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal
Author(s): Meaghan Delahunt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   



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