Distant Parents, by Marina Jarre

Novel The Distant Parents

There was a time when Europe was an uncomfortable world to be born in, where children came into the world amidst nostalgia, uprooting, alienation and even the fear of their parents. Today the matter has shifted to other parts of the planet. The question is to take that view ...

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Heaven Above the Roof, by Nathacha Appanah

Who else who least released a tear with Marco's adventures in search of his mother. This time the age of the protagonist, Lobo, would bring him closer to a Holden Caulfield (yes, Salinger's famous nihilistic teenager). And the thing is that also the figure of the mother ...

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Seven Tuesday, by El Chojin

Every story needs two parts if it is to find a kind of synthesis, which is what it is about in any framework that ventures into the territory of emotional mimicry. It is not a question of highlighting this type of dual narratives in front of the first person. Because also ...

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Missing, by Alberto Fuguet

There are times when language accompanies a story with the most precise lightness. Because searching for a disappeared person does not require lyrical or artifice. Narrative sobriety makes this path to personal reunion a composition of verisimilitude and proximity to bring us closer to all ...

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Different, by Eloy Moreno

Fine-tuning in reading, a certain narrative harmony between Eloy Moreno and Albert Espinosa is currently being discovered. Because both draw their novels with that stamp of authenticity around the stridencies of living and their unsuspected final symphonies of the most fascinating. It would be something like that, while ...

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The widow, by José Saramago

The great writers like Saramago are the ones who keep their works current at all times. Because when a work contains that humanity distilled into literary alchemy, the sublimation of existence is achieved. The topic of the transcendence of an artistic or literary legacy then reaches that true relevance ...

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Violeta, by Isabel Allende

In the hands of an author like Isabel Allende, history achieves this work of approaching a past full of teachings. Whether or not those teachings are valid, because in repeating mistakes we are recalcitrantly efficient. But hey ... Something similar happens with any narrator of historical fiction. Because many readers ...

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The Power of the Dog, by Thomas Savage

A story by Thomas Savage born in 1967 that now comes to us with that strange virulence of the most unexpected earthquakes. In the past it might seem like a history of the deep United States, today it is rediscovered as a powerful intimate narrative, at least from the outset, that delves into that notion of what ...

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