Las madres (Paperback)

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En la conservadora comunidad de Oceandrive hay un grupo de mujeres que se reúnen en torno a la iglesia de Upper Room a contar los chismes del pueblo: tres jóvenes, Nadia, Luke y Aubrey se enredan en un triángulo amoroso. Narrada a múltiples voces y con una fascinante prosa lírica, la historia es una mezcla de secretos, amistad, traición y muerte que marca el paso de la adolescencia a la adultez, con el sinsabor de una pregunta molesta: ¿y si hubiera tomado otra decisión? Nacida en el sur de California. Se graduó de la Universidad de Stanford y más tarde obtuvo su Maestría en ficción de la Universidad de Michigan, donde obtuvo el premio Hopwood de relato corto de ficción, y el Hurston/Wright para escritores universitarios. Su trabajo ha aparecido en The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, entre otros. Su primera novela, Las madres ha sido aclamada por la crítica, que lo ha considerado uno de los mejores libros de 2016

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself.
 

About the Author


Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.
Product Details
ISBN: 9786075273846
ISBN-10: 6075273840
Publisher: Océano Hotel de las letras
Publication Date: November 1st, 2021
Pages: 364
Language: Spanish