Country Focus: Argentina
By Marcelo Figueras
Translated by Frank Wynne
Originally published:Santillana Ediciones Generales, 2003.
My edition: Black Cat, 2010.
Time period: 1976
What goes through the mind of a ten-year-old boy when his and his family’s lives are threatened by a nefarious government? How about escape artist Harry Houdini, the TV show The Invaders in which aliens masquerade as people, and the tactical board game Risk, for starters?
Set during Argentina’s “Dirty War” and featuring a family’s potential “disappearance” as its premise, Kamchatka‘s heavy subjects are made nearly weightless by a…
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