La novena

La novena

Book - 2016 | Spanish
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After being briefly imprisoned for protesting against the Pinochet regime, student Miguel Flores is sent to the country, where he is shunned by everyone but middle-aged Amelia, owner of La Novena, who shows him a world he has always detested.

Perseus Publishing

«¿Quieres saber quiénes me han traicionado? Todos.»

DE VENTA A PARTIR DE DICIEMBRE 2016

Producto de un accidente absurdo Miguel Flores, un estudiante universitario, es detenido en una protesta contra la dictadura de Pinochet. Tras unos días en el calabozo del cuartel policial es enviado a una zona agrícola cercana a la capital, pero aislada de toda actividad política.

Sin recursos y obligado a firmar a diario en el retén de Carabineros, sus días transcurren en soledad y con el mínimo para subsistir. Su presencia genera temor u odio entre los lugareños, salvo en Amelia, una mujer de mediana edad, viuda y dueña del fundo La Novena. Ella acoge al relegado, le abre las puertas de su casa y con ello las de un mundo cultural y social que representa todo lo que Miguel más detesta. Poco a poco la relación entre ellos hace que él cuestione sus prejuicios, en tanto que sus sentimientos pasan del profundo deseo de odiarla a una atracción y un vínculo permanente. Pero el azar y la actividad política de Miguel provocarán un giro en extremo doloroso e irreparable para ambos.

Un conmovedor relato en el que Marcela Serrano nos interna en los afectos de varias generaciones de mujeres que enfrentan el desgarro de ser traicionadas y el de traicionar a su vez.




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A very touching account in which Marcela Serrano takes us through the lives of different generations of women who have suffered a betrayal but have also betrayed others. Miguel Flores, a handsome college student is arrested during a protest against the Pinochet dictatorship. After spending days in solitary confinement at the police headquarters, he is sent to a rural area close to the capital, but isolated from all political activity.

His presence is not very welcomed among the locals; it creates hate and fear, except in Amelia, a middle-aged widow who is the owner of La Novena estate. She invites him into her home and little by little their relationship pushes him to question his previous prejudices; his feelings go from a hatred towards her to a constant attraction.


Publisher: Santiago, Chile :, Alfaguara,, 2016
Edition: Primera edición
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781945540097
1945540095
9789569583742
9569583746
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 24 cm

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