The Drowned

The Drowned

Story | Ilustrated by Daniel Rabanal | Babel Libros, 2017 | 75 pages

Set during the Argentinian dictatorship, Los ahogados subtly places the reader before the cruelty of forced disappearance of persons. As in any good story, only flashes of background information are provided as the writer creates a misty atmosphere, punctuated by evocations of more peaceful days.

An intimate musicality goes hand in hand with the breakdown of a young couple´s life, who after being uprooted from their places and affections will anxiously discover they could have the same fate of people who opposed the government.

One of the most successful examples of how to turn a cruel and harsh story into a book for young readers. Donde viven los libros

(…) a disturbing tone masterfully upheld until the end. Córdova Adolfo