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Purgatory

(2011)
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Simón Cardoso had been dead for thirty years when Emilia Dupuy, his wife, found him at lunchtime in the dining room of Trudy Tuesday. So begins Purgatory, the final and perhaps most personal work of the great Latin American novelist Tomás Eloy Martínez. Emilia Dupuy's husband vanished in the 1970s, while the two were mapping an Argentine country road. All evidence seemed to confirm that he was among the thousands disappeared by the military regime. Yet Emilia never stopped believing that the disappeared man would reappear. And then he does, in New Jersey. And for Simón, no time at all has passed. In Martínez's hands, this love story and ghost story becomes a masterful allegory for history political and personal, and for a country's inability to integrate its past with its present.

    

Praise for this book

"A beautiful book, a miracle." - Carlos Fuentes

"Here is the novel that I have always wanted to read." - Gabriel García Márquez

"A master novel. I got choked up, I suffered, I enjoyed." - Mario Vargas Llosa


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November 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Purgatory
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
ISBN: 1-4088-1145-6 / 978-1-4088-1145-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Purgatory
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
ISBN: 1-4088-2202-4 / 978-1-4088-2202-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Purgatory: A Novel
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
ISBN: 1-60819-711-5 / 978-1-60819-711-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Purgatory
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Purgatory
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Purgatory: A Novel
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Purgatory
Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK