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A fines de los años sesenta, tres adolescentes de varios rincones del planeta tratan de encontrar su lugar en el mundo: el cubano Enrique Florit, que vive en el sur de California con su padre, un mago extravagante; Marta Claros, que se las arregla para subsistir en un tugurio de San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, hija de una acomodada familia de un cirujano en Teherán. Los seguimos de cerca mientras sobreviven guerras, desilusiones y amores, a medida que sus vidas y sus caminos se entrecruzan. Con un reparto de personajes vivamente retratados, una forma agraciada de moverse por el tiempo y aquellos cambios psicológicos que se suscitan entre la niñez y la madurez, Las caras de la suerte es una novela hermosa, melancólica y profundamente emotiva escrita por la estimada narradora de historias, Cristina García.
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A fines de los años sesenta, tres adolescentes de varios rincones del planeta tratan de encontrar su lugar en el mundo: el cubano Enrique Florit, que vive en el sur de California con su padre, un mago extravagante; Marta Claros, que se las arregla para subsistir en un tugurio de San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, hija de una acomodada familia de un cirujano en Teherán. Los seguimos de cerca mientras sobreviven guerras, desilusiones y amores, a medida que sus vidas y sus caminos se entrecruzan. Con un reparto de personajes vivamente retratados, una forma agraciada de moverse por el tiempo y aquellos cambios psicológicos que se suscitan entre la niñez y la madurez, Las caras de la suerte es una novela hermosa, melancólica y profundamente emotiva escrita por la estimada narradora de historias, Cristina García.
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eBook (320 pages)
Published: January 21, 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307486943
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