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Las grietas de Jara

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¿Qué precio hay que pagar para dar una vuelta de timón y decidirse a vivir los propios sueños?

Aunque Pablo Simó quiere construir la torre de sus sueños, se limita a dibujarla: hace veinte años que trabaja en un estudio de arquitectura que no puede o no quiere dejar. Veinte años son también los que lleva casado con Laura, a quien sólo lo unen la costumbre y una hija típicamente adolescente.

Cuando una joven llegue inesperadamente al estudio ...

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Overview

¿Qué precio hay que pagar para dar una vuelta de timón y decidirse a vivir los propios sueños?

Aunque Pablo Simó quiere construir la torre de sus sueños, se limita a dibujarla: hace veinte años que trabaja en un estudio de arquitectura que no puede o no quiere dejar. Veinte años son también los que lleva casado con Laura, a quien sólo lo unen la costumbre y una hija típicamente adolescente.

Cuando una joven llegue inesperadamente al estudio buscando a Nelson Jara, comenzará a revelarse la trama del secreto en la que Simó está implicado junto a su jefe y una compañera de trabajo. La aparición de la muchacha y las derivaciones de ese hecho del pasado abrirán una grieta en la precaria estabilidad del arquitecto, que verá derrumbarse una a una las certezas que lo sostuvieron hasta el momento.

La autora de Las viudas de los jueves demuestra una vez más su capacidad para construir personajes y contar historias en las que el suspenso no impide la pintura social ni la crítica. Las grietas de Jara es, en ese sentido, una reflexión acerca del matrimonio y la crisis de la mediana edad, y las dificultades de vivir en un mundo donde las reglas las imponen los más fuertes. Una novela que inquieta con la pregunta de si para dar una vuelta de timón y navegar hacia otro rumbo, no será necesario a veces dejar de lado la inocencia.

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The author of the prize-winning novels Las viudas de los jueves ("The Widows of Thursdays," 2007) and Elena sabe ("Elena Knows," 2007), Piñeiro, has also written stories for children and the theater, and her works have been translated into several languages. In her latest novel, 42-year-old architect Pablo Simó's dream of building a tower crumbles when his life is turned upside down by the appearance of 27-year-old Leonor. This young woman opens up a "crack" in his precarious life. Although the title's crack refers to one in a building, the crack in Simó's life shows him to be going through a severe midlife crisis that leads him to question his monotonous existence. His loveless marriage is marked by discussions with his wife about their teenage daughter, who is exploring her sexuality. In his career, Simó has lots of enthusiasm for his profession but works for unscrupulous bosses. This suspenseful novel takes the reader on a journey through the streets of Buenos Aires, where many of the emblematic buildings of this capital are described. A gripping read that can be enjoyed in one sitting; recommended for public and academic libraries.—Liliana Wendorff, Univ. of North Carolina at Pembroke
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789870412960
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 596,867
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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