Imagining Argentina

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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 0-385-24027-9
OCLC 15316974
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3570.H6678 I4 1987

Imagining Argentina is an award-winning novel by American author Lawrence Thornton, about the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government abducted 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 British director Christopher Hampton.