Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select and then showcase a book from our To Be Read list. I got the idea from Danielle over at Books, Vertigo and Tea, and it is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. Feel free to share what’s on your TBR!
My Father’s Ghost is Climbing in the Rain
by Patricio Pron
From Goodreads: A young writer, living abroad, returns home to his native Argentina to say good-bye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents-articles, maps, photographs-and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political past and with the long-hidden memories of his family’s underground resistance against an oppressive military regime. As the fragments of the narrator’s investigation fall into place-revealing not only a part of his father’s life he had tried to forget but also the legacy of an entire generation- My Fathers’ Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain tells a completely original story of family and remembrance. It is an audacious accomplishment by an internationally acclaimed voice poised to garner equal acclaim in America.
I came across this book while searching for authors from South America as part of my ongoing project to read more books by international authors. I’m developing an interest in Argentina and its history and hope to go there one day, so it will be helpful to read books about it, whether they’re dark or happy.