Red, Yellow, Green (Biblioasis International Translation #20) (Paperback)

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Traumatized by crimes he participated in as a soldier in Bolivia, Alfredo hears voices. He tries to write letters. He tries to write his story. He tries to fall in love again. His memories mix with nightmares. Not only is this a striking exploration of what a trauma survivor's thoughts might look like, Sarvaria, uses a shattered narrative style to interrogate the idea of nationality and identity. Red, Yellow, Green is a powerful mess of a novel.


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In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation--a Kurdish freedom fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past. Refusing to be bound by style, genre, or language, Alejandro Saravia captures the tumultuous existence of the exile.

Alejandro Saravia is a Canadian-Bolivian author and journalist who lives in Montreal.

Maria Jose Gimenez is a translator and poet from Venezuela.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771961417
ISBN-10: 1771961414
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation