New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #003259
First edition stated. SIGNED with inscription by author dated 1998 to FFEP. Quarter black cloth with blue paper boards, red lettering to spine, dust jacket. 282 p.p. A few bumps to edges of boards and dust jacket, a few fingerprint smudges to rear cover of jacket, else a fine copy. Ariel Dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times). In his brilliant memoir, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures - not once, but three times - is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile.