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María Josefina Cerutti
Stolen Little House

(Casita robada)

Biographies and Personalities / Commercial Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/02/2016
  • ISBN: 9789500754804
  • 288 pages

  The in-depth story of the biggest theft of the dictatorship, which left the wine-growing Cerutti family penniless. In the early morning of January 12, 1977, at sunrise, a group of paramilitaries broke into the home that Victorio Cerutti—the author’s grandfather—had inherited from his father.  An intimate, personal, and moving chronicle that has as its protagonist The Big House. The Cerutti and their 130 years of history, beginning with Manuel’s arrival in America and leading up to the present day. The personalities, words, actions, and dreams of this family that formed part of the American dream in Argentina and intermingled with our country’s history in a controversial and passionate way.

About the author

María Josefina Cerutti holds degrees in Sociology from the Universidad de El Salvador, in Buenos Aires, and the Universitá di Trento, in Italy. She won an award from La Fondazione Agnelli (Turin) for her Italian thesis in 1994.