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Stories of Almost Everyone

By Eduardo Galeano; Mark Fried (Translator)

Nation Books, Paperback, 9781568586120, 391pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works "invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism."

"Mirrors," Galeano's most ambitious project since "Memory of Fire," is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: "Official history has it that Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind "

Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, "Mirrors" is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

About the Author
EDUARDO GALEANO is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Memory of Fire Trilogy, Book of Embraces and the forthcoming Upside Down

Mark Fried coordinates advocacy for Oxfam Canada and writes regularly on policy issues related to international development.