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Las hermanas Agüero

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De la autora de la muy aclamada Soñar en cubano, viene una hechizante novela: la historia suntuosa de dos hermanas cubanas que encarnan el romanticismo excesivo y el pragmatismo severo de la diáspora cubana. Constancia Agüero se fue de Cuba y obtuvo éxito en Nueva York. Mujer de negocios, ella es una vendedora sin igual de productos de belleza y por eso hasta gana un Cádillac rosado. Reina Agüero, una electricista cuyas manos hacen la luz y deshacen a los hombres, se quedó en Cuba.

Ahora, estas dos mujeres deleitosamente excéntricas se reúnen en Miami después de treinta años de ausencia. Y de sus vidas entrelazadas, Cristina García hilvana tantas historias que hay tela para ocho novelas ordinarias: el suicidio de un padre y la muerte misteriosa de una madre; una epidemia de visiones de la Virgen María; la Luna que fecunda a una mujer; la poderosa fuerza de los santos afrocubanos. Sensual, mágica, graciosa, Las hermanas Agüero es una obra maestra al estilo de Isabel Allende y Gabriel García Márquez.

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De la autora de la muy aclamada Soñar en cubano, viene una hechizante novela: la historia suntuosa de dos hermanas cubanas que encarnan el romanticismo excesivo y el pragmatismo severo de la diáspora cubana. Constancia Agüero se fue de Cuba y obtuvo éxito en Nueva York. Mujer de negocios, ella es una vendedora sin igual de productos de belleza y por eso hasta gana un Cádillac rosado. Reina Agüero, una electricista cuyas manos hacen la luz y deshacen a los hombres, se quedó en Cuba.

Ahora, estas dos mujeres deleitosamente excéntricas se reúnen en Miami después de treinta años de ausencia. Y de sus vidas entrelazadas, Cristina García hilvana tantas historias que hay tela para ocho novelas ordinarias: el suicidio de un padre y la muerte misteriosa de una madre; una epidemia de visiones de la Virgen María; la Luna que fecunda a una mujer; la poderosa fuerza de los santos afrocubanos. Sensual, mágica, graciosa, Las hermanas Agüero es una obra maestra al estilo de Isabel Allende y Gabriel García Márquez.

Product Details
eBook (320 pages)
Published: December 7, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307808592
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