Feeding on Dreams
Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile
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"One of the most important voices coming out of South America." — Salman Rushdie
In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, a young leftist allied with President Allende, was forced to flee for his life. In Feeding on Dreams, Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and with startling honesty, the personal and political maelstroms that have defined his life since the Pinochet coup. Dorfman’s wry and masterfully told account takes us on a page-turning tour of the past several decades of North-South political history and of the complex consequences of revolution and tyranny, excavating for the first time his profound and provocative journey as an exile and the consequences for his wife and family.
"Fascinating." — San Francisco Examiner
"A great book that will simultaneously undo us and sustain us." — Tikkun
Praise For Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile…
-- Kirkus Reviews "Gorgeously evokes his lifelong search for home, country, and belonging."
-- Publishers Weekly (review)"A tender and merciless memoir of what it means to change deeply because you have no choice." -
- Publishers Weekly (fall announcements)
Mariner Books, 9780547844183, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012