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Jorge Coscia
The Bombardment

(El bombardeo)

Commercial Fiction / Historical Novel

  • Published: 01/06/2015
  • ISBN: 9789500752633
  • 512 pages

Jorge Coscia writes about the most significant moments in the recent history of Argentina: the coup d’état bombardment that killed nearly 400 people in Plaza de Mayo on June 16, 1955. Drawing from the documents of the period, he writes an extremely rich novel in both its political and narrative aspects. The story follows chronologically what happened before and during the  bombardment to dive into the privacy of Peron, his thoughts, his doubts and his memories of Evita. In El bombardeo are represented, and opposed, all the points of views, even within the same Peronism, or among the various military commanders. Interns in the Navy, industrialist monopolies, the Church, the social classes, the continental powers: all of them are subjects of political scrutiny. After Juan and Eva, Coscia surprises us with this exciting historical novel that can throw more light on different aspects of the socio-political development of Argentina.

About the author

Jorge Coscia is a filmmaker and politician who was Argentina’s Secretary of Culture from 2009 to 2014. From 2005 to 2009 he was a Congressman and from 2002 to 2005 he was President of the National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA). He was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France and was a member of the Executive Commission for the Argentine Bicentennial Celebration. His publications include Del estallido a la esperanza, La esperanza sitiada, La encrucijada del Bicentenario and Juan y Eva.