Margaret Mascarenha's novel The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos is a fascinating tale about two girls and thirty years of recent Venezuelan history. In the first chapter Lily tells her story which seems like a girl-growing-up-story and but is in reality a Dickens-like novel about all of Venezuela. Mascarenha is like Toni Morrison or Alice Walker telling the repressed stories of a culture. ....The novel combines the Latin American novela with postmodernist questioning of reality with Indian dream worlds with Jungian psycology that accepts the dream life. The Diappearnce of Irene Dos Santos is one of 2009's great novels in English introducing the English-speaking reader to a fascinating world of two girls growing up in the other Venezuela and to the other Venezuela.
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