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Darwin's Ghosts by Ariel Dorfman
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Darwin's Ghosts by Ariel Dorfman
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Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9781609809874

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“The novel is much more than a Kafkaesque meditation. It’s a thriller, mystery, ghost story and sea adventure … Like early Hemingway, Dorfman’s language is absolutely clear and restrained; like Kafka and Auster, the images are potent yet eerily disembodied.” —Andrew Madigan, The Guardian

“It is no surprise that a writer with Dorfman’s skill and brilliance would use an act of imagination as a means of inquiry into the very soul of Euro-American culture … Darwin’s Ghosts is dizzying in the best ways. It is a presence. Open the book and the ghosts manifest. … A marvel of a novel” –Deena Metzger, TIKKUN

“Dorfman’s work is not just about violence, it’s about compassion and redemption, too.” Los Angeles Review of Books

“Ariel Dorfman’s place [is] alongside Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Marquez, as one of the finest voices in contemporary Latin American storytelling.” —Dominic Bradbury, Times of London

“Over the years, Ariel Dorfman has written movingly and often brilliantly of the cultural dislocations and political fractures of his dual heritage. Dorfman has, in an impressive body of work, done justice to the two languages that have battled for his voice and the two countries that claim his allegiance.” —Shashi Tharoor, New York Times Book Review

“Ariel Dorfman shows his strength as a writer, his courage as a fighter against dictatorship and, above all, as a conscience which, when wounded, turns words into necesssary testimony and burning poetry.” —Elie Wiesel

“Dorfman’s clever, thought-provoking premise serves as the medium for a probing examination of power—as well as a daring attempt to distill the nature of good and evil.” Kirkus Reviews on Darwin’s Ghosts


“In Darwin’s Ghosts, Ariel Dorfman (Death and the Maiden) expertly intertwines fact and fiction. This haunted and haunting tale explores the concept of genetic inheritance, love and forgiveness. Can the misdeeds and sins of previous generations be handed down through the years … Dorfman raises questions about who is responsible for the invasion of foreign lands and the mistreatment of native people that happened hundreds of years ago–the people of that time or the generations that followed? His story is an artful look at love, clemency and exoneration.” –Shelf-Awareness

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