DEB OLIN UNFERTH    Book Number: 80231    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the Sandinistas' this is a very funny, honest memoir of being young, semi-idealistic, stupid and in love. It is an utterly captivating memoir of the story of one year when a college student ran away with her idealistic boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas in 1987. They had wanted to go to Cuba but as Americans that was illegal. There were other revolutions in El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala and Honduras. The passed through Guatemala and had to fight their way through tourists just to see a little scrap of the land, unaware of the scorched earth policy, death squads and tens of thousands fleeing the country and that tens of thousands more were already dead. As the months wear on, they find themselves unwanted, sacked, unhelpful, unprepared, and cracks begin to form in their relationship. They get sick, run out of money and grow disillusioned with the revolution and each other. But years later the trip remains fixed in Deb's mind and she finally returns to Nicaragua to find out about the country and its people after the revolution was over. A wry and self-deprecating delightful style and a chronological structure that hiccups with flashbacks and flash forwards. 208pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781250002686
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