Amanpour and Company

Isabel Allende on Immigration, Loss and Her New Novel

Clip: 02/07/2020 | 17m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Award-winning author Isabel Allende was forced into exile after her uncle, former Chilean President Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a coup. Her new historical novel "A Long Petal of the Sea" tells the story of a couple fleeing the 1930s Spanish Civil War. Allende tells Walter how writing helps soothe her own experience of exile and the pain of losing her daughter.

Aired: 02/07/20

Rating: NR

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