- File Size: 1057 KB
- Print Length: 252 pages
- Publication Date: October 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009TWRT22
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,505,691 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Man Who Never Was Kindle Edition
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The book starts out with the beautiful, headstrong Angelina ignoring all societal norms by having her baby Jesús out of wedlock, a baby who “was small, thin, very dark, and covered in black hair like a tiny werewolf”. Soon, much like a true allegorical story, each introduced character, to me, represents iconic personalities:
Angelina=vain ambition; Jesús=guileless kindness; Stephie=prodigious clairvoyance; Senén=neglectful mediocracy; Don=nasty rigidity; Vero=veracious enterprise, etc., just to name just a few.
Meanwhile, as ambition abounds, the jockeying and manipulation that consumes this family is palpable and, at the same time, definitely triggers a fast page turn. Most of the family members, through their business acumen, achieve monetary success and celebrity status easily; however, their happiness quotient is quite another story. Perhaps that’s the most revealing life lesson of all: that like Icarus, striving only for glory can often end in downfall. A recommended read, indeed!
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