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El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain) [NOOK Book]

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Un joven escritor argentino regresa a su país de ori­gen para despedirse de su padre enfermo y se adentra involuntariamente en la historia de su familia a la vez que en la suya propia. Al hacerlo, procura compren­der quién fue su padre y en qué creyó durante los años que precedieron a su nacimiento, un período de convulsión política en Argentina lleno de atrocida­des y clandestinidad. También descubre que su padre buscaba antes de morir a un hombre desaparecido en extrañas circunstancias y se pregunta si en su ...

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El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain)

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Un joven escritor argentino regresa a su país de ori­gen para despedirse de su padre enfermo y se adentra involuntariamente en la historia de su familia a la vez que en la suya propia. Al hacerlo, procura compren­der quién fue su padre y en qué creyó durante los años que precedieron a su nacimiento, un período de convulsión política en Argentina lleno de atrocida­des y clandestinidad. También descubre que su padre buscaba antes de morir a un hombre desaparecido en extrañas circunstancias y se pregunta si en su historia y en la de su padre no hay una simetría. Desde el pri­mer momento se intuye la gravedad del asunto, que apunta al sustrato podrido de una pequeña comu­nidad de la Pampa argentina, pero también una se­gunda simetría: el desaparecido era hermano de una joven amiga de su padre, secuestrada y asesinada por las fuerzas represivas del Estado argentino en 1977, y la búsqueda del joven escritor argentino que narra esta historia se convierte en la de un padre pero tam­bién en la de una respuesta, por dolorosa que ésta sea.

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Acclaimed in Spain and hailed by Granta as one of the premier Spanish language novelist, Patricio Pron now makes his stateside Libros debut. In this novel (titled in English as My Fathers' Ghost is Climbing in the Rain), the burden of past misdeeds surfaces when a young Argentine writer returns home to see his dying father. As he re-explores his parents' house, he chances upon a baffling cache of documents, all relating to the disappearance of a local man during the dark days of the military junta. Editor's recommendation. (P.S. This fiction possesses a strong autobiographical back-story: Pron's own parents are former revolutionaries and the novel's plot is largely based on their experiences.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307832825
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 544,157
  • File size: 390 KB

Meet the Author

Patricio Pron es autor de los volúmenes de relatos Hombres infames, El vuelo magnífico de la noche y El mundo sin las personas que lo afean y lo arruinan; y de las novelas Formas de morir, Nadadores muertos, Una puta mierda y El comienzo de la primavera, ganadora del Premio Jaén de Novela y distinguida por la Fundación José Manuel Lara como una de las cinco mejores obras publicadas en España ese año. Ha sido premiado en numerosas ocasiones, y en 2010, fue seleccionado por la revista Granta como uno de los veintidós mejores escritores jóvenes en español.
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