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A young couple, involved in the struggle against the military dictatorship in 1970s Argentina, must flee the country. The brutality and terror of the regime is closing in around them. Friends are being ‘disappeared’. Their names are on a list. Time is running out. When they leave, they take with them their infant son, adopted after years of trying for a child without success. They build a new life in Brazil and things change radically. The family grows as the couple have two more children: a son and a daughter.





Resistance unfolds as an intimate portrayal of the formation of a family under extraordinary circumstances, told from the point of view of the youngest child. It’s an examination of identity, of family bonds, of the different forms that exile can take, of what it means to belong to a place, to a family, to your own past.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Charco Press Publication Date: 16/10/2018 ISBN-13: 9781999859329  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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For a novel, in part, about the inscrutability of others, it is telling that a series of intimate gestures stand out - a neck squeezed between thumb and forefinger, a hand placed upon a chest. An attempt by Fuks, a Brazilian writer and son of exiled Argentineans, to approach the closed figure of his adoptive brother, Resistance evokes the tangibility of absence, the place the disappeared and the absent assume in the lives of those who remain. At one point, he quotes the slogan of the Grandmothers of The Plaza do Mayo, the grandmothers committed to finding the children disappeared by Argentina's dictatorship - ahora y siempre. It is a fitting mantra for Fuks' brave and poignant book.

Gary Perry, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 28/09/2018

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