Antigua vida mía

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Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 373 pages
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De la noche a la mañana, Violeta Dasinski hace noticia a causa de una tragedia tan inevitable como providencial, y su amiga Josefa Ferrer (con los diarios de Violeta en la mano) empieza a contar la historia de ambas. Aunque Josefa, una exitosa y angustiada cantante, es la narradora, a su voz y a la de Violeta se agrega la de otras (madres, abuelas, bisabuelas). El relato irá trazando las búsquedas a un tiempo paralelas y divergentes de estas dos amigas. El amor y la traición, la sexualidad y el dolor, la utopía y la muerte, las perversiones de la modernidad y la tensión entre lo privado y lo público: las vidas de Josefa y Violeta dibujan, como en un huipil multicolor, los anhelos y conflictos de la mujer contemporánea.

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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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