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The Resource La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola

La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola

Label
La fruta del borrachero
Title
La fruta del borrachero
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
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Author
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Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
Publisher Annotation: A fascinating debut set in Colombia during the devastating violence of the 1990s about a young protégé and a teenage domestic worker, who initiate an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both. The Santiago family lives in a closed community in Bogotá, safe from the political instability that terrorizes the country. Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister, Cassandra, enjoy a life devoid of worry, thanks to her mother's protective bubble and her home. However, the threat of kidnappings, car bombings and murders looms just outside the boundaries of their neighborhood, where the divine god of drugs, Pablo Escobar, continues to elude the authorities and capture the attention of the nation. Mother hires Petrona, a domestic worker from a poor neighborhood occupied by the guerrillas, Chula makes it her mission to understand the mysteries surrounding Petrona. But Petrona's unusual behavior reveals much more than her shyness. She is a young woman who collapses under the burden of supporting her family, while the strong wave of her first love threatens to drag her in the opposite direction. While the families of both girls struggle to maintain stability in the midst of intensifying conflict, Petrona and Chula fall into a complicated network of secrets that will force them to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life and told through the alternate perspectives of the willful Chula and the painfully hopeful Petrona, La fruta del borrachero contrasts two very different but inextricable stories. In an exuberant prose, Rojas Contreras sheds light on the almost impossible decisions that women often face in the face of violence, and the unexpected connections that can arise in the wake of despair. Colombia, 400pp
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PABRO
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Rojas Contreras, Ingrid
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O5355
LC item number
F7818 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Arreola, Guillermo
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  • Violence
  • Families
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Violencia
  • Vida en familia
  • Muchachas adolescentes
  • Hermanas
  • Novela hogareña
  • Spanish language materials
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
Label
La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd18262094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525564010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780525564010
  • (OCoLC)1032351591
Label
La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd18262094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525564010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525564010
  • (OCoLC)1032351591

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