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Todas las familias felices (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Carlos Fuentes (Author)
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I come from a family where each family member found a way to hurt the others. Then, in remorse, each one hurt themselves.

A rancher wants his four sons to become priests they think differently. A man is humiliated by his master, yet his son would like to humiliate him even further. A mother relinquishes her career as a singer and wonders if it was worth it; her daughter has given up on the world and lives through reality TV shows. The presidents son rebels against his father but depends on him for protection. A woman suffers her husbands sadism and remembers how their love began. A commanding officer must choose which of his two sons will live. A priest hides his daughter in a small village until a rival surfaces. Three daughters gather around their fathers casket for the last time in 10 years. The different stories in this novel are punctuated by choruses, some humorous, most of them tragic, that lend their voice to the voiceless: young beggars, raped daughters, orphans, rival families, rich kids, dealers, hard core gangs that walk down the streets of Los Angeles or make their way up the jungles in Central America. Todas las familias felices embodies the narratives contained within the encroaching conflicts of todays Mexico, and, by extension, to Latin America and the modern urban world. Description in Spanish: Yo vengo de una familia en la que cada miembro daaba de algn modo a los dems. Luego, arrepentidos, cada uno se daaba a s mismo.

Un ranchero quiere que sus cuatro hijos sean sacerdotes; ellos piensan distinto. Un hombre es humillado por su patrn; su hijo quisiera humillarlo ms. Una madre renuncia a su carrera de cantante y se pregunta si vali la pena; su hija renuncia al mundo y vive a travs de los reality shows. El hijo del presidente se rebela contra su padre, pero depende de su proteccin. Una mujer sufre el sadismo de su marido porque recuerda cmo se inici su amor. Una madre dolorosa explica la vida de su hija al hombre que la asesin. Una pareja sesentona se reencuentra y se pregunta si de veras fueron jvenes amantes. Un comandante debe escoger quin vivir de sus dos hijos. La vieja madre de un joven mariachi lo rescata. Una fiel pareja gay enfrenta la tentacin. Una chica fea hace peligrar el matrimonio de su primo. Un cura esconde a su hija en una aldea hasta que aparece un rival. Un mujeriego se niega a casarse con su amante por temor a que eso mate el placer. Un actor es obligado a! enfrentar la realidad por su hijo minusvlido. Un hermano incmodo desafa la vida de su frater. El cnico Don Juan juega con dos mujeres que le dan su merecido. Tres hijas se renen en torno al fretro de su padre por ltima vez en diez aos. Estas historias son puntuada por coros, algunos humorsticos, la mayora trgicos, que dan voz a los sin-voz: nios mendicantes, hijas violadas, hurfanos, parientes rivales, muchachos ricos, traficantes, pandillas asesinas que descienden de las calles de Los ngeles o ascienden de las selvas de Centroamrica. Todas las familias felices es la polifona narrativa de los ramales conflictivos del Mxico contemporneo y, por extensin, de la Amrica Latina y del mundo urbano moderno.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   424
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.2" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2006
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9707705752  
ISBN13  9789707705753  

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The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Belisario Dom?nguez Medal of Honor. Among his books are "Terra Nostra," "Vlad," "Adam in Eden," and "Distant Relations," all of which are available from Dalkey Archive Press.

Carlos Fuentes was born in 1928 and died in 2012.

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Con rabia  Sep 19, 2008
Con rabia parece escribir Carlos Fuentes en este libro donde muestra familias que parecen felices, que lucen unidas, pero que están dañadas, fracturadas en sus emociones, con razonamientos dislocados pinta una vida de familia perturbada en la sociedad moderna. En momentos hace un reclamo a la sociedad a través de sus relatos, reclama la violencia, la indiferencia, la vanidad y la mediocridad
Excelente lectura para quien es fan o quien quiere ser fan de Carlos Fuentes

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