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The Blue Line

Paperback $16.00

Jan 24, 2017 | 368 Pages

Hardcover $27.00

Jan 26, 2016 | 368 Pages

Ebook $11.99

Jan 26, 2016 | 320 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Jan 24, 2017 | 368 Pages

  • Hardcover $27.00

    Jan 26, 2016 | 368 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Jan 26, 2016 | 320 Pages

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Praise

Praise for The Blue Line


“Betancourt, the victim of a well-known, six-year-long political kidnapping in ­Colombia, can certainly be taken seriously as a chronicler of South American brutality and repression, and she does not turn away from the ugly truth in her fiction debut…the novel generally propels the reader along with its conviction and moral force.”—Library Journal 

“Betancourt writes unflinchingly . . . [She] tells an anguished story of passion, sacrifice, imprisonment, torture, and exile with often gruesome detail, historical accuracy, and rising suspense.. . .Betancourt orchestrates an intimate conflict and shocking denouement that fuse the personal and the political in a twenty-first-century variation on Greek tragedy.”—Booklist

“The perfect summer read, à la Isabel Allende.”—Libération 

“A wonderful first novel . . . It’s got what it takes to become this summer’s bestseller.”—RTL

“[Ingrid Betancourt] has written her first adventure novel and it’s a great success . . . The writing is vivid and strong.”—Le Figaro Magazine

“Striking the perfect balance, The Blue Line is serious and entertaining at once . . . Thoughtfully constructed between the past and present . . . [it] gets to the heart of the matter: how hard it can be to love, but also the horror of not loving and the pain of no longer loving. It is as dense and beautiful as a fall in slow-motion . . .”—Le Point 

“An intense, moving, and gripping book.”—Version Fémina

“An adventure novel reminiscent of Isabel Allende or Oriana Fallaci’s A Man. The torture scenes are Dantean. The novel’s structure allows Ingrid to come back to many of the themes that made Even Silence Has an End so powerful. They reappear in the hearts of new characters, yet are no less believable. “– Paris Match

“A successful and enthralling first novel.”—Europe 1

“In The Blue Line, Betancourt tells a love story – that of Julia and Theo – which also underscores the horror of political persecution and torture during the Argentinian dictatorship. She does so with great narrative strength and a touch of magical realism.”—El País

“A strong, powerful novel.”—Elle

“Bewitching.”—Point de Vue


Praise for Ingrid Betancourt’s Even Silence Has An End:

“[Even Silence Has An End] is gripping not just for its heart-wrenching portrayal of captivity, but also because of the sharp and useful psychological insights it offers”–The New York Times 

 

“Remarkable.”–The Los Angeles Times




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