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9788439737247

Adiós a la revolución / Goodbye Revolution

  • ISBN 13:

    9788439737247

  • ISBN 10:

    8439737246

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/19/2021
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House

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Summary

«Era la sonrisa de una persona que siente amor -le dije a Sophia-. Por la vida, por la gente, por sus ideales, por lo que sea, pero siente amor. Eso es lo único importante: siente amor»

Emilio, emigrante peruano en Filadelfia, profesor de arte en una de las universidades más prestigiosas de los Estados Unidos, tiene un apasionado affaire con Sophia, una joven estudiante de la clase alta norteamericana a la que convierte en discípula y a la que seduce apelando al atractivo de los procesos revolucionarios en América Latina. La inevitable ruptura trae, como secuelas, un matrimonio en ruinas, una vocación puesta en duda y una salud mental doblegada por los fármacos.

Emilio queda en la lona hasta que, pocos años más tarde, Sophia reaparece de la manera más imprevista: desde México, las noticias informan que ha sido detenida en Chiapas junto al Ejército Zapatista que lidera el Subcomandante Marcos. ¿Cómo Sophia, la rica estudiante de arte norteamericana, termina envuelta en una aventura armada en México? ¿Podrá Emilio resolver el misterio, rescatarla de su prisión y salvar así la última oportunidad de ser feliz. 

Esta historia, colmada de vértigo, combina un relato de amor descarnado con un ingenioso empleo de las fórmulas clásicas de la narrativa policial. Con Adiós a la revolución, su novela más notable, Francisco Ángeles se consolida como una de las voces más destacadas entre los escritores de su generación.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

"It was the smile of a person who feels love,” I told Sophia. “Love for life, for people, for their ideals, for whatever, but feels love. That is the only important thing: to feel love.”
 
Emilio, a Peruvian immigrant in Philadelphia, an art professor at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, has a passionate affair with Sophia, a young student from the upper class whom he turns into a devoted student and whom he seduces by appealing to the allure of the revolutionary processes in Latin America. The inevitable breakup brings, as collateral damage, a broken marriage, a career that he is now questioning, and a mental health ruined by drugs.
 
Emilio remains down in the dumps until, a few years later, Sophia reappears in the most unexpected way: the news from Mexico reports that she has been detained in Chiapas along with the Zapatista Army led by Subcomandante Marcos. How does Sophia, the wealthy American art student, end up entangled in an armed adventure in Mexico? Can Emilio solve the mystery, get her out of prison, and thus save his last chance at happiness.
 
This thrilling story combines a stark love story with a creative use of the classic formulas of police novel plots. With Goodbye Revolution, his most notable novel, Francisco Ángeles positions himself as one of the most prominent voices among writers of his generation.

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