From Afar Forever A Novel About Immigration and Permanence by Nicolás Mihovilovic
Translated by Elisabeth Jezierski
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the port of Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in America and obligatory stop for every ship sailing between the Pacific and AtlanticOceans, received an influx of European emigrants. Along with the native Chileans, they energized the region: men and women, overcoming the vicissitudes of the past, living in the present and resolutely looking toward the future. These are the characters of From Afar Forever. Their intertwined stories unfold between 1920 and 1940 and provide a firsthand account of this new frontier. For these reasons From Afar Forever has become part of the patrimony of the Magellan region.
... in remembrance of those who, having come from afar...
looked at the sea with nostalgia, yet remained—in us— in our land forever.