The Long Swim

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-15
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"The Long Swim" by Raymond Fabregas is a riveting novelization of true historic events in 1940's Argentina. In this colorful debut novel, the author introduces readers to a photographer named Alfredo Caldi. Caldi, with little to lose and a lot to gain in the whirlwind of his country's political activities, is assigned to capture on film, the notorious Juan and Evita Peron. At the same time, the shutterbug has also taken on the task of documenting Mario Pezzone's "long swim" into the city of La Paz. It is during this fertile period at work that a former lover re-enters Caldi's life, and together, all of these circumstances, events and individuals sway the central character's interactions with the world as he knows it.

Author Biography

Raymond Fabregas was born in Argentina and grew up on a ranch in the Province of Entre Rios. His early schooling was followed by proud service in the Argentine Army as a Reserve Military Officer. Following his service in the military, the author earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires and came to Boston, Massachusetts for training in internal medicine and cardiology. He subsequently returned to his native Argentina, where he enjoyed private practice and taught cardiology at the medical school. Married with five grown children the author includes among his interests history, music soccer, and photography. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
A Potpourri about the Beginningp. 1
The Brewing of Peron's Risep. 6
Alfredop. 13
The Beginning of Ass-Kissingp. 19
You Must Travelp. 21
The Roads of 1948p. 28
Traveling to La Paz in 1948p. 31
Reminiscingp. 34
At La Pazp. 39
Meeting Baldacinip. 41
La Pazp. 45
Meeting Pezzonep. 48
Trip to the Cemeteryp. 51
At the Club Socialp. 54
Finding Purip. 60
Making Contactsp. 65
Going to St. Helenp. 73
The International Clubp. 88
Eating and Dancing at the Socialp. 90
Gone Fishingp. 96
Trip to Puerto Marquezp. 108
Back to See Pezzonep. 113
Alfredo Visita His Motherp. 117
Sermon at the Baines' Homep. 130
Trip to the Rice Plantationp. 138
Sailing the Paranap. 147
Sailing the River Platep. 151
Atop the Windmillp. 155
Back in Townp. 162
At the Beachp. 169
Going to the Movies and Backp. 172
Viewing the Feliciano after the Rainp. 183
Visiting Puri for Solacep. 187
Love Lessonp. 190
The City Awaits Peronp. 199
Visiting Mario's Homep. 206
Peron Arrivesp. 220
Evita in La Pazp. 229
Checking the Final Detailsp. 233
Open Forum at the Cafe Idealp. 235
Going to the Paradep. 243
The Long Swim Beginsp. 273
Addendump. 293
Glossaryp. 295
Photosp. 298
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