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A contraluz / The Backlight - by Rachel Cusk (Paperback)

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An English writer arrives in Athens one summer to give a writing course. During her stay, she finds herself listening to other’s confessions about their personal lives. They talk to her about their loves, ambitions, and fears. We barely know anything about her: she’s divorced and the mother of two kids. A sequence of different voices will interact with her, revealing the personality and events in the life of the narrator. Loss, the research for the meaning of life, the difficulty to establish lasting relationships or the mystery of creativity will be some of the topics she will have to deal with. This novel is about how we build our identity from our lives and those of others.
 
Una escritora inglesa llega a Atenas en pleno verano para impartir unos cursos de escritura. Durante su estancia en la capital griega, la gente que va encontrándose decide sincerarse con ella y contarle aspectos importantes sobre sus propias vidas. En el calor sofocante de la ciudad, los diferentes interlocutores confiesan sus amores, sus ambiciones y miedos a la narradora, de quien apenas sabemos que está separada y es madre de dos hijos. De este modo, una secuencia de voces ajenas va trazando un complejo tapiz humano que acabará perfilando por contraste la personalidad de la narradora y los sucesos más decisivos de su vida: el sentimiento de pérdida, la búsqueda de un sentido a la vida familiar, la dificultad de establecer lazos de confianza o el misterio de la creatividad. A contraluz nos habla de cómo construimos nuestra forma de ser a partir de nuestra propia vida y de la de los demás.
Number of Pages: 218
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: Rachel Cusk
Language: Spanish
Street Date: March 1, 2018
TCIN: 53255064
UPC: 9788416213825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-4018
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