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My Father’s ghost is Climbing in the Rain

My Father’s ghost is Climbing in the Rain

Author(s): Patricio Pron

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century Modern



This is a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family; a story of fathers and sons, corruption and responsibility, memory and history, with a mystery at its heart.

A young writer, living abroad, returns home to his native Argentina to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents – articles, maps, photographs – and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face to face with the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political past and with the long-hidden memories of his family’s underground resistance against an oppressive military regime.

As the fragments of the narrator’s investigation fall into place – revealing not only a part of his father’s life he had tried to forget, but also the legacy of an entire generation – My Father’s Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain tells a completely original story of family and remembrance. It is an audacious accomplishment by an internationally acclaimed voice.

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A challenging and engrossing book that really gets under the skin of the recent history of Argentina. Definitely a book to read if you have an interest in the country.

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