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Carta de Un Ateo Guatemalteco Al Santo Padre / Letter from a Guatemalan Atheist to the Holy Father

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Alfaguara

Book theme: Political

Author: Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Language: Spanish

Street Date: June 23, 2020
TCIN: 79627533
UPC: 9788420451442
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-9783

Description

La �ltima y provocadora novela de Rodrigo Rey Rosa, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura de Guatemala Miguel �ngel Asturias y del Premio Iberoamericano de las Letras Jos�Donoso, entre otros. �Pensad en un cruce entre John le Carr� y Franz Kafka.� (Asymptote Journal)

O si el r�o que era el alma de una sacerdotisa se secaba o se corromp�a, �se secaba o se corromp�a tambi�n el alma de la mujer?

En un momento en que la Iglesia cat�lica est� en la mira por esc�ndalos de pederastia y por los debates sobre el aborto, Rom�n Rodolfo Rovirosa, doctor en Religiones Comparadas, escribe una carta al papa Francisco para pedirle que interceda en otro asunto, no menos grave: la expropiaci�n por parte de la Iglesia de las tierras de los cofrades mayas.

As� empieza este thriller literario en el que una vez m�s Rey Rosa desvela los entresijos del poder en Guatemala y la verdad sobre conflictos y reivindicaciones que se remontan al pasado pero siguen hoy vigentes. Con su prosa quir�rgica en la que no faltan el humor y la sensualidad, crea una trama hipn�tica de personajes memorables -como el comparador de religiones y su hijo, cuya relaci�n encuentra eco en el cofrade don Melchor y sus dos hijos, o la profesora de yoga- que nos mantienen en vilo hasta la respuesta final.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The latest provocative novel by Rodrigo Rey Rosa, winner of Guatemala's Miguel Angel Asturias National Prize in Literature and the Ibero-American Prize in Letters Jose Donoso, among others.

"Think of a cross between John le Carr� and Franz Kafka." (Asymptote Journal)

At a time when the Catholic Church is being severely criticized due to pedophilia scandals and the abortion debate, Roman Rodolfo Rovirosa, a Comparative Religions PhD, writes a letter to Pope Francis asking him to intercede in another matter, one that is just as serious: the Church's expropriation of the lands previously owned by Mayan Cofrades.

Thus, begins this literary thriller in which Rey Rosa once again reveals the ins and outs of power in Guatemala and the truth about conflicts and revendications from the past but that are still valid today. With his meticulous prose which has plenty of humor and sensuality, he creates a hypnotic plot of memorable characters that keeps his readers in suspense until the very end.

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