La vida privada de los arboles by Alejandro Zambra
(Narrativas Hispanicas) (Spanish Edition)

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Veronica tarda, Veronica se demora inexplicablemente, y el libro sigue hasta que ella regrese o hasta que Julian este seguro de que ya no volvera. Hacia el final, Julian quiere escribir y no ser escrito, pero esperar es dejarse escribir: esperar es seguir una constante deriva de imagenes. Entonces la historia comienza mucho antes de esa noche ultima, tal vez una tarde de 1984, con la escena de un nino mirando television. Y termina con las inevitables conjeturas sobre la vida de Daniela, la hija de Veronica, a los veinte, a los veinticinco, a los treinta anos, cuando ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que su padrastro le contaba historias sobre los arboles. Por que leer y escribir libros en un mundo a punto de quebrarse? Esta pregunta ronda cada pagina de La vida privada de los arboles, una novela que confirma a Alejandro Zambra como uno de los escritores mas interesantes de las nuevas generaciones. / The story begins on an afternoon in 1984, with a boy watching television. It ends with the inevitable conjecture on the life of Daniela, Veronicas daughter, aged 20, aged 30, after a great deal of time has passed since her stepfather told her stories about trees. Why read and write books in a world that is about to snap? This question is ever present among the pages of this book, a novel which solidifies Alejandro Zambras position as one of the most interesting writers from the younger generation
 

About Alejandro Zambra

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Alejandro Zambra is a poet, novelist, and literary critic who was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1975. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and was elected to the Bogotá39 list and is acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile's younger generation. He is also the author of Ways of Going Home and The Private Lives of Trees. Translator CAROLINA DE ROBERTIS was raised in England, Switzerland, and California by Uruguayan parents. Her fiction and literary translations have appeared in ColorLines, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of The Invisible Mountain and Perla.
 
Published July 15, 2010 by Editorial Anagrama. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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