Imagining Argentina

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This article is about the novel. For the film adaptation, see Imagining Argentina (film).
Imagining Argentina
Author Lawrence Thornton
Country United States
Language English
Subject Argentina's Dirty War
Genre Drama
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
1987
Pages 240 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-385-24027-9
OCLC 15316974
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3570.H6678 I4 1987

Imagining Argentina is an award-winning novel by Lawrence Thornton, about the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared', as her husband Carlos, a theater director, searches frantically for her and others through "imagining" their fates in prisons and cells.

In 2003, the novel was adapted to film by Christopher Hampton.