Una boda en Haiti: Historia de una amistad [NOOK Book]

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En una historia que va más allá de las fronteras y las familias, la aclamada novelista y poeta dominicana Julia Álvarez reflexiona sobre las alegrías y las cargas del amor por sus padres, por su esposo y por un joven haitiano llamado Piti. En este relato íntimo y verdadero de una promesa cumplida, Álvarez nos lleva en un viaje de experiencias que desafía la forma en que vemos la historia y cómo puede ser reinventada cuando los ciudadanos de dos países—tradicionalmente en conflicto a pesar de la frontera ...

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Una boda en Haiti: Historia de una amistad

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En una historia que va más allá de las fronteras y las familias, la aclamada novelista y poeta dominicana Julia Álvarez reflexiona sobre las alegrías y las cargas del amor por sus padres, por su esposo y por un joven haitiano llamado Piti. En este relato íntimo y verdadero de una promesa cumplida, Álvarez nos lleva en un viaje de experiencias que desafía la forma en que vemos la historia y cómo puede ser reinventada cuando los ciudadanos de dos países—tradicionalmente en conflicto a pesar de la frontera compartida—se hacen amigos.

"Una amistad inesperada entre dos personas, dos familias y dos países brilla en todo el centro de este libro. Somos privilegiados al poder presenciar y ser parte de este viaje, a través de la narrativa divertida y reflexiva de Julia Álvarez, que nos muestra una Haití antes y después del terremoto".

—Edwidge Danticat, autora de BROTHER, I’M DYING

 

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border, but the differences between these island republic is palpable. The per capita income of Haiti is less than $1,300, making it by far the poorest country in the hemisphere. Julia Alvarez's Una boda en Haiti (A Wedding in Haiti) stands as Dominican writer Julia Alvarez's moving tribute to her sister country. What begins with an offhand promise to attend a coffee farm employee's nuptials becomes a junket into a place that history seems to have left behind. Alvarez's decision to make a return trip after the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake serves as a haunting reminder that things there have only gotten worse. A powerful memoir that deserves to be read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698136953
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/29/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Julia  Alvarez


JULIA ÁLVAREZ es la autora de diecinueve libros, incluyendo las aclamadas novelas How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento) y In the Time of the Butterflies (En el tiempo de las mariposas). Es escritora en residencia de Middlebury College y junto con su esposo, Bill Eichner, fundó Alta Gracia, una finca de café orgánico y programa de voluntarios para la alfabetización y colaboración con proyectos de la comunidad en la República Dominicana, su país de origen.

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    1. Hometown:
      Middlebury, Vermont
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 27, 1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Middlebury College, 1971; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1975

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