Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, (Narrativa Hispánica), 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 264p., wrps. new. Item #66491
"Ensenada. Una memoria" is a novel that centers around the life of Poliya, a girl who lived through the years of the first Peronism and its overthrow and proscription. The work focuses on September 19, 1955, when the Navy threatens to bomb the YPF refinery in Ensenada, near La Plata, if Perón does not resign as president. This exodus, which lasts only a few days, is narrated by the multiple voices of the family -- Poliya, her Aunt Beba, Tota, Gogo, Toni -- and by her grandparents, neighbors, workers of the refinery and more. This choral perspective resuscitates the flavors, smells, tones, and voices of an intimate and collective national past.