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El libro de las mentiras  / The Book of Lies

El Libro De Las Mentiras / The Book Of Lies


??????Era yo el que ten???a que hacerte feliz? ???Eso esperabas de m???? ???Eso es lo que alguien puede esperar del otro? ???Tan poco???? Mike es un joven estudiante y artista, enfermizo, cobarde e indeciso. Junto a M???a, se encuentra imbuido en un hurac???n propio de un amor torpe poblado de pel???culas francesas y canciones de Pearl Jam. Una huelga universitaria los encamina a luchar por un mundo mejor y en su empe???o por terminar de ra???z con las injusticias del pasado y visibilizar y castigar a los ide???logos salvajes de las ???ltimas dictaduras, Mike se sorprende a s??? mismo al darse cuenta de que la vida lo ha rebasado. Al otro lado del espejo est??? Eugenio, un genocida impune, que con su enfermedad y la Historia a cuestas encuentra en la vitalidad de la juventud una esperanza ante la muerte. Ni ???l ni M???a, ni su hermano en prisi???n, evitan que el protagonista de esta novela -una novela con un pie en la historia pol???tica y otro en la nostalgia- desaf???e el presente obnubilado y descubra aquello que escribi??? el poeta: "que la vida iba en serio." As??? la vida de Mike: con un escrache. Con un arte falsificado y aut???ntico a la vez. Con un par de mortales escopetazos en la conciencia. Con las ganas de caminar hacia las olas y nadar hacia el horizonte o hacia la muerte. Quiz???s sean una y la misma cosa.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONWas I the one who had to make you happy? Is that what you expected from me? Is that what people should expect from each other? So little?Mike is a young student and artist; he is sickly, weak, and indecisive. With Mia he finds himself submerged in the storm of a clumsy love filled with French films and Pearl Jam songs. A university strike leads them to start fighting for a better world. In their determination to root out past injustices, shed a light and punish the savage ideologies of past dictators, Mike surprisingly realizes that life has left him behind.Then there is Eugenio, an unpunished genocide, who with the vigor of a young person finds hope when facing death. Neither he nor Mia, nor his brother in prison, prevent the protagonist of this novel - a novel filled with political history and nostalgia - from challenging a complicated present and discovering what the poet wrote: that life was real and not a dress rehearsal.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Alfaguara
  • ISBN-13: 9786073168694
  • ISBN: 6073168691
  • Publication Year: 2018


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