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Foreword to the English edition Jan Rocha Acknowledgements Letters to someone who doesn't exist The vortex The trap The informers Her first pair of glasses The clandestine marriage Letter to a friend Books and revolution Jacobo The dog The day the Earth stood still Psychological warfare The matzeiva Left in the lurch Immunity, a paradox Two reports A nightmare Passion Memories, an inventory Therapy Giving up literature The army almanac The extortionists The Council meeting Streets and names Survivors, an afterthought The meeting at the barracks Message to comrade Klemente Postscript To the reader

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'A riveting novel and an important historical document... Always gripping' Richard Gott 'This important and powerful novel ... lyrically translated from the Portuguese. Highly recommended' Lindsey Hilsum ' ... a substantial literary work ' Hamilton Pereira (Pedro Tierra) 'Few tales have left such an impression on me, both for the tragic force of the narrative and for the feeling of revolt that it arouses' J. Guinsburg 'I couldn 't stop reading from the first page to the last' Gilberto Maringoni 'A masterpiece ... unique' Alipio Freire 'A remarkable book! One of the best accounts, perhaps the very best, written on the theme of the disappeared' Vladimir Sachetta

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Bernardo Kucinski is a Brazilian journalist and political scientist, professor at the University of Sao Paulo. Sue Branford reports from Latin America for the BBC and The Guardian.

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"A riveting novel and an important historical document....Always gripping."--Richard Got "This important and powerful novel...lyrically translated from the Portuguese. Highly recommended."--Lindsey Hilsum "A substantial literary work."--Hamilton Pereira (Pedro Tierra) "Few tales have left such an impression on me, both for the tragic force of the narrative and for the feeling of revolt that it arouses."--J. Guinsburg "I couldn't stop reading from the first page to the last."--Gilberto Maringoni "A masterpiece...unique."--Alipio Freire "A remarkable book! One of the best accounts, perhaps the very best, written on the theme of the disappeared."--Vladimir Sachetta

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