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Revolution

(2011)
The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
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Rising literary star Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in this utterly unique and captivating story of the year she ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas.

Despite their earnest commitment to a myriad of revolutionary causes and to each other, the couple find themselves unwanted, unhelpful, and unprepared as they bop around Central America, looking for "revolution jobs." The year is 1987, a turning point in the Cold War. The East-West balance has begun to tip, although the world doesn't know it yet, especially not Unferth and her fiancé (he proposes on a roadside in El Salvador). The months wear on and cracks begin to form in their relationship: they get fired, they get sick, they run out of money, they grow disillusioned with the revolution and each other. But years later the trip remains fixed in her mind and she finally goes back to Nicaragua to try to make sense of it all. Unferth's heartbreaking and hilarious memoir perfectly captures the youthful search for meaning, and is an absorbing rumination on what happens to a country and its people after the revolution is over.



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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Author(s): Deb Olin Unferth
ISBN: 0-8050-9323-0 / 978-0-8050-9323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: REVOLUTION
Author(s): Deb Olin Unferth
ISBN: 1-250-00268-0 / 978-1-250-00268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Griffin
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February 2012 : Paperback
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Title: Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the Sandinistas
Author(s): Deb Olin Unferth
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Author(s): Deb Olin Unferth
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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