El capitán de los dormidos

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Tusquets Editores, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 215 pages
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Con El Capitan de los Dormidos, Mayra Montero nos sorprende una vez mas por su capacidad para transmitir lo literalmente intransmisible.Corre el mes de octubre de 1950. Andres Yasin es un nino de doce anos que vive en la isla puertorriquena de Vieques y que afronta durante esos dias una doble tragedia: por un lado, la revuelta nacionalista en la que participa su padre B -- propietario de un hotelito en la playaB --, cuyo cruento desenlace marcara a su familia para siempre; por el otro, la subita muerte de su madre. Tan solo un hombre, John Timothy Bunker, un aviador norteamericano, asiduo visitante del hotel, puede explicar lo que hay de verdadero en cierta monstruosa imagen que C'ndres ha visto, o ha creido ver. Andres y John, a quien el nino bautizo una vez como El capitan de los Dormidos, se encuentran por fin en Santa Cruz, la mayor de las Islas Virgenes, cincuenta anos despues de aquellos hechos. De la conversacion entre ambos, de sus mutuas confesiones, surge la verdadera clave de una historia de amor y remordimiento: una antigua pasion que remite a la muerte, que solo desde la muerte puede ser comprendida y perdonada

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Mayra Montero was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1952, but has lived in Puerto Rico since the mid 1960s. She studied journalism in Mexico and Puerto Rico and worked for many years as a correspondent in Central America and the Caribbean. She is presently a highly acclaimed journalist in Puerto Rico and writes a weekly column in El Nuevo Dia newspaper. Montero's first book was a collection of short stories, Twenty-Three and a Turtle. Her second book, a novel titled The Braid of the Beautiful Moon, was a finalist for the Herralde awards, one of Europe's most prestigious literary awards. Each of her subsequent books -- The Last Night I Spent With You, The Red of His Shadow, In the Palm of Darkness, and The Messenger -- has been published in the United States in translations by Edith Grossman, as well as in several European countries. Her other nonfiction work appears frequently in scholarly and literary publications throughout the world.

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