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One Day of Life (1980) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Depicts a typical day in the life of a peasant family caught up in the terror and corruption of civil war in El Salvador.

5:30 A.M. in Chalate, a small rural town: Lupe, the grandmother of the Guardado family and the central figure of the novel, is up and about doing her chores. By 5:00 P.M. the plot of the novel has been resolved, with the Civil Guard's search for and interrogation of Lupe's young granddaughter, Adolfina. Told entirely from the perspective of the resilient women of the Guardado family, One Day of Life is not only a disturbing and inspiring evocation of the harsh realities of peasant life in El Salvador after fifty years of military exploitation; it is also a mercilessly accurate dramatization of the relationship of the peasants to both the state and the church.

Original title: Un dia en la vida
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: One Day of Life

One Day of Life (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Bill Brow
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One Day of Life (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679732438
Pages: 224

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