El albergue de las mujeres tristes

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Alfaguara, 1997 - Fiction - 393 pages
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Un grupo de mujeres chilenas se recuperan de sus crisis sentimentales en un peculiar albergue solo para mujeres a mas de mil kilometros de Santiago de Chile. Hacia alli parte la historiadora Floreana Fabres, para poner sus ideas en orden, victima de una aguda crisis de identidad despues del fracaso de su matrimonio y de una nueva relacion sentimental que ella habia considerado fundamental. Floreana aprovecha su retiro para repasar su vida, su profesion, sus anhelos, sus fracasos, la relacion con su hijo y con su familia, su radical y pesimista concepto del amor.

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Marcela Serrano is the daughter of writers and an award-winning Chilean novelist. Her debut novel We Loved So Much won the Literary Prize in Santiago. Her subsequent novels, among them The Hotel of the Sad Women and Our Lady of Loneliness, met with much success, landing her the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize and a runner-up nod in the prestigious Premio Planeta competition. She is widely considered one of the best Latin American writers working today. Ten Women is her first novel to be published in English. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Beth Fowler earned her degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Glasgow, including a year teaching English in Santiago, Chile. She began working as a freelance translator in 2009, and after winning the Harvill Secker Young Translators? Prize in 2010 she began to move her focus from commercial to literary translation. Her first novel translation Open Door by Argentine writer Iosi Havillo was published in 2011. She lives near Glasgow with her husband and son.

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