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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Pr
Publication date January 26, 2016
Pages 359
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594206580
ISBN-10 1594206589
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.55 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate

Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of  the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. 

Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, mysterious and terrible apparitions from the future, seen from the perspective of others. From the age of five, Julia must intervene to prevent horrific events. In fact, as her grandmother tells her, it is her duty to do so—otherwise she will lose her gift. 

At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a handsome revolutionary four years her senior. Their lives are turned upside down when Juan Perón, the former president and military dictator, returns to Argentina. Confronted by the realities of military dictatorship, Julia and Theo become Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, equally fascinated by Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by death squadrons, they somehow manage to escape. . . .

In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving. 



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Hardcover
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from Penguin Pr (January 26, 2016)
9781594206580 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.00 × 8.55 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.00
About: From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780143109969
 
from Penguin USA (January 24, 2017)
9780143109969 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.31 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | List price $16.00
About: From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Roxanne Hernandez (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (January 26, 2016)
9781511342445 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $19.99
About: From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists.
With Roxanne Hernandez (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (January 26, 2016)
9781511342438 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.49 lbs | List price $29.99
About: From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fateSet against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists.

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