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Acuario / Aquarium (Paperback) (David Vann)

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En esta parábola sobre el amor y el perdón, David Vann lleva al límite el imaginario que el mundo subacuático de los peces despierta en una niña de doce años.

«Una turbulenta historia menos simple de lo que puede parecer a primera vista.» Esquire (UK) A sus doce años Caitlin vive junto a su madre Sherri en una casa de protección oicial de un barrio suburbial de Seattle. Después del colegio, Caitlin espera cada día en el acuario de la ciudad a que Sherri la recoja. El acuario es un universo apasionante y reluciente de criaturas marinas y un refugio donde Caitlin alimenta su imaginación y deposita todas sus esperanzas. Pero la rutina de estas tardes frente a los tanques de peces se rompe el día en que un adorable anciano entabla conversación con ella y, poco a poco, el desconocido se va ganando su conianza. El día en que Sherri averigua de la existencia de este nuevo amigo, el frágil mundo que ha logrado construir junto a su hija a lo largo de los años se hace añicos. El misterioso anciano resulta ser más de lo que aparenta y la intromisión en sus vidas abre en Sherri las cicatrices de un pasado traumático. Este secreto familiar transformará la relación entre madre e hija y conducirá a ambas hacia un precipicio de consecuencias terribles.

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Like Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of the great ones of American literature."ABC(Spain) Vann s prose is as pure as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream. "Financial Times"

David Vann s dazzling debut "Legend of a Suicide" was reviewed in over a 150 major global publications, won 11 prizes worldwide, was on 40 best books of the year lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving, among others, best foreign novel in France and Spain (France s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain s Premi Llibreter), a California Book Award, and the midcareer St. Francis College Literary Prize. "Aquarium," his implosive new book and first to be published by Grove, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before. Twelve year old Caitlin lives alone with her mothera docker at the local container portin subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her onceblissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline, chiseled yet graceful prose, "Aquarium" takes us into the heart of a brave young girl
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: David Vann
Language: Spanish
Street Date: March 14, 2017
TCIN: 52369820
UPC: 9788439731849
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-1417
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