Walks Through Memories of Oblivion by Fernando Andres Torres
Walks Through Memories of Oblivion is a collection of short stories and essays about resistance, prison, and exile; a creative nonfiction narrative based on true events. This is a debut book by Fernando Andres Torres, who at 18 y-o was a political prisoner during the military regime that, with the help of the United States, overthrew democracy and established a brutal civic-military dictatorship (1973-90) in Chile.
These stories are not about politics, they are personal; the flesh and bones behind the young and restless student militant that Torres once was; there is a good game of dark humor and tales of subtle and small victories of human endurance and perseverance.
Publication Date: Oct. 11, 2022
Praise for Fernando Andres Torres
“... delicious piece of satire, rich with symbolism and pathos.”
Beyond White Space Ltd.
“Fernando Torres makes the past present in powerful stories of political repression, unfathomable cruelty, and transcendent solidarity. The filtered light of memory illuminates with deep reflection in Walks Through Memories of Oblivion. Written against the vast burials of history in human terms, this book insists on exhuming what rarely emerges from the routine of lying silence. No history of Chile -- or of the world as a whole -- can be anywhere near complete without the truths that Torres intensely reveals in these pages.”
Executive Director, IPA
Institute for Public Accuracy
“...powerful. Moving... has depth... it is important. Must not be forgotten. The scenes give me a taste, make me want to know more about each of these guys and what they went through, make me want hear them talk and joke around the table. The contrast between their pasts, which is always there, and their present conversations is very poignant. They reinforce each other … you have a SPECIAL book.”