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Women's Press Literary (an imprint of Three O'Clock Press), Toronto, 2011.
International Latino Book Awards, 2nd Place, Best Popular Novel CategoryDownload an Excerpt
Retribution was awarded Second Place in the Best Popular Novel Category at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in NYC.Read more...
When Tania, a thirty-six year old Vancouver artist receives a letter suggesting that her biological father may not be the man she has always known as such, her world turns upside down. As she struggles to understand the implications of this news and delves into her family's complex past, Tania discovers the ultimate retribution that her life represents.
Narrated by Tania's mother, Sol, and her grandmother, Soledad, Retribution spans over seventy years in the life of the Martínez family, from their daily existence before the 1973 military coup, to the horror that ensued; to their flight to Canada as political refugees, and back to Chile again, as Sol joins the underground resistance movement to the dictatorship and later on looks for the remains of her disappeared husband.
Uplifting, forceful and unflinching, Retribution evocatively charts a family's journey of struggle and survival from on home to the next as it pays tribute to the fortitude of mother-daughter-granddaughter relationships, and celebrates the triumph of beauty and dignity over darkness and horror.
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Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1997.
Finalist, Vancouver Book Awards, 1998.
De cuerpo entero, Editorial Los Andes, Santiago, 1997.
Mención del Premio Municipal de Literatura, Santiago, 1998.