Todas las familias felices/ Happy Families

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Santillana USA Pub Co Inc, 2006 - Fiction - 421 pages
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Un ranchero quiere que sus cuatro hijos sean sacerdotes; ellos piensan distinto. Un hombre es humillado por su patrón; su hijo quisiera humillarlo más. Una madre renuncia a su carrera de cantante y se pregunta si valió la pena; su hija renuncia al mundo y vive a través de los reality shows. El hijo del presidente se rebela contra su padre, pero depende de su protección. Una mujer sufre el sadismo de su marido porque recuerda cómo se inició su amor. Una madre dolorosa explica la vida de su hija al hombre que la asesinó. Un comandante debe escoger quién vivirá de sus dos hijos. Estas historias son puntuadas por "coros", algunos humorísticos, la mayoría trágicos, que dan voz a los sin-voz: niños mendicantes, hijas violadas, huérfanos, pandillas asesinas. Este libro es la polifonía narrativa de los ramales conflictivos del México contemporáneo y, por extensión, de la América Latina y del mundo urbano moderno.--Desde la descripción de la editorial.

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Review: Todas Las Familias Felices (Spanish Edition)

User Review  - Lily - Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I read this in English but couldn't find the English version on Goodreads) This was super forgettable. Every story kind of seemed the same, with these stoic, accepting Mexican women and ... Read full review

Review: Todas Las Familias Felices (Spanish Edition)

User Review  - Carol Harrison - Goodreads

Maybe something was lost in translation, but I never did understand how the choruses between stories fit in. Read full review

Contents

Una familia de tantas
11
Coro de las madrecitas callejeras
46
Una prima sin gracia
65
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Carlos Fuentes was born in 1928. He attended the National University of Mexico and did graduate work at the Institute des Hautes Etudes in Switzerland. In addition to writing, Fuentes has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. He has also served as the ambassador of Mexico to France. Primarily known as a novelist, Fuentes has also written essays and screenplays. His interest in the history of his country is a central theme in his novels. These include The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo, which was later adapted as a film, and Terra Nostra. Terra Nostra won Fuentes the Romulo Gallegos Prize in Venezuela. Fuentes was also awarded the Cervantes Prize from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Fuentes lives in Mexico City and in London.

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