En El Nombre de Salome

En El Nombre de Salome

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Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henríquez Urena, profesora de español jubilándose de la Universidad de Vassar, está empacando sus últimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolución de Fidel Castro en Cuba. Camila es hija de Salomé Urena, la famosa poetisa dominicana de finales del siglo diecinueve que instigaba revolución con sus apasionados versos, se casó con un presidente y luchó por educar a las niñas de su querida isla. Para Camila su llamado a la revolución es parte de su herencia. Pero Camila también ha heredado la confusión y el dolor del exilio y tiene sólo dos baúles llenos de papeles y efectos personales para iluminar el corazón y la vida de una madre que nunca llegó a conocer de verdad -- y así también descubrir su propio ser naciente.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 131 x 203 x 21mm | 277g
  • Spanish
  • 037572690X
  • 9780375726903
  • 1,639,080

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From the beloved author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and" In the Time of Butterflies, an epic and intimate novel about two generations of women and the personal impact of history.
It the summer of 1960, Camila Henriquez Urena is about to travel from Poughkeepsie to Cuba to join Fidel Castro's revolution. As the daughter of Solome Urena-the 19th -century revolutionary Dominicana poet-activism is part of Camila's inheritance. Yet she also knows the confusion of exile and a painful curiosity about the mother she never knew. Now, as she takes up her mother's legacy, she delves behind the public facts of her mother's life and pieces together the story of the private Solome-and thus her own story.
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"An ambitious historical novel about a remarkable Caribbean family."-The New York Times "Masterful, rich and rewarding historical fiction.... Poignant, colorful, exhilarating."-The Denver Post "Dazzling.... For everyone who has ever loved and grieved over a parent, a child, a country."-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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About Julia Alvarez

Julia Álvarez is the author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of Butterflies (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and ¡Yo!. She has also published a collection of poems and a collection of essays. Julia Álvarez lives in vermont and the Dominican Republic, where she runs an organic coffee farm with her husband.
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