TA?NA

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Publication Date: 
September 1, 2019
Format: 
Paperback
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Trim Size: 
7.9in. x 5.1in. x 0.9in.
ISBN: 
9781984897503
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Una original y oscura novela de iniciación, rebosante de realismo mágico urbano, amor y redención, del autor de El vendedor de sueños. Julio, un joven de origen puertorriqueño y ecuatoriano que vive en el barrio de Spanish Harlem en Nueva York, sufre de extrañas visiones. Cuando decide creer a Taina, una chica de su escuela que está embarazada, pero que dice ser virgen, su amor ciego por ella desata un torbellino de emociones que llevarán a Julio a cuestionar a sus padres, su religión e incluso los principios básicos de la ciencia. Junto al tío de Taina, un ex convicto con un oscuro pasado conocido como "El Vejigante", Julio se ve envuelto en una red de delitos que, aunque lo acercarán finalmente a Taina, terminarán también por revelar un secreto de familia del cual no saldrá indemne. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A uniquely dark, coming-of-age novel rife with urban magical realism, love, and redemption, from the author of Bodega Dreams When Julio, a teenager living in Spanish Harlem, hears that Taina, a pregnant fifteen-year-old from his high school claims to be a virgin, he decides to believe her. Julio has a history of strange visions and his blind and unrequited love for Taina will unleash a whirlpool of emotions that will bring him to question his hard-working Puerto Rican mother and his communist Ecuadorian father, his beliefs and even the building blocks of modern science (after seeing the conception of Taina's baby as a revolution in nature). After meeting Taína's uncle, El Vejigante, an ex-con with a dark past, he accepts his proposal to support her during her pregnancy and becomes entangled in a web of crime that, while taking him closer to Taína, ultimately reveals a family secret that will not leave him unscathed.
Publisher: 
Vintage Espanol
$15.95
Binding: 
Paperback

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