Ciao, Suerte (Paperback)
Fiction. Decades after her son and his pregnant wife are kidnapped and killed during the Dirty War in Argentina, Beatriz is given a lead on the whereabouts of her grandson after a long and desperate search. CIAO, SUERTE follows the sudden and tense reunion of Miguel, adopted by wealthy Patagonians as a baby, with his only remaining biological family: Beatriz and her estranged husband Giancarlo. Set in Madrid as Miguel is living out his late teenage years alongside his adoptive brother and girlfriend In's, the novella interweaves each narrative with that of Eduardo, the lieutenant who brokered Miguel's illicit adoption. Detailed in immersive, riveting prose reminiscent of Edward P. Jones and Alice Munro, Annie McGreevy's debut novella is an intense examination of the spectrum of love--romantic, familial, national and imaginary--and how it simultaneously sustains and disappoints.