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La infancia de Jesús (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition

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Length: 265 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Language: Spanish

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Cuban-born Valdes (b.1959), a prolific poet and novelist who now lives in Paris, was a finalist for the 1996 Planeta Award for Te di la vida entera (I Gave You My Life, Planeta, 2000. reprint). This novel is the story of Iris Arco, who is taken from Havana to Milan by Italian photographer Adefesio Mondongo, who promises her family to make her the "most beautiful girl in the world" by converting her into a top model. While she is able to reach fame and finally feel somewhat confident about herself, it is only the exploitative Mondongo who profits from her success. Iris manages to escape to Miami and has the opportunity to achieve happiness when she marries a millionaire. Her bliss is spoiled, however, by the fear that she is being stalked by Mondongo. Vald?s successfully intertwines the lively and restless life of Miami's Latino population and the dark chaos of the runway. The story is rich with humor, sex scenes, and Cuban slang that will not be difficult to comprehend within context. This book will be well received in public libraries and bookstores. Nelly S. Gonzalez, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 410 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Editorial Planeta (November 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,484,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By In love with books and languages on December 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A sweet and sour combination of fun and tragedy, of sick humor and light reading, a 90 % of fantastic tales with a 10% of real historical background. One thing I surely loved: Zoé continues to spice her writing with colloquialisms, vulgarisms and Cubanisms and that makes one want to read more from her. The miracle in her book happens in and to Miami, but the fact of the matter is that Miami has been a true miracle in the USA: a place where Cuban immigrants have turned an obscure, marshy land-ridden spot in the United States into one of the most flourishing economic places and melting pots in the whole world. Zoé develops her story for the first time in the second homeland of all Cubans: South Florida, specifically Miami [although she prefers to live in France] and the result is quite good. The puns with the names reminds one of Cabrera Infante. The whole story knitting is just hers.
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Después del altísimo nivel de las dos primeras partes esta tercera decepciona un poco. No obstante sigue siendo de obligada lectura, no sólo porque la escribiera el actual Papa emérito sino porque es obra del que es, tal vez, el más grande teólogo católico del siglo XX.
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