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9786073177689

Cuando llegues al otro lado / When You Get to the Other Side

  • ISBN 13:

    9786073177689

  • ISBN 10:

    6073177682

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/23/2019
  • Publisher: Grijalbo Mondadori

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Summary

Inscrita en la tradición del realismo mágico, Cuando llegues al otro lado es una poderosa narración que recorre y traspasa las fronteras entre la realidad y lo sobrenatural, entre el origen y el destino. Una novela emocionante de caminos cruzados que revela cuán profundas son las raíces que nos habitan.

Luego de la muerte de su abuela, totalmente desamparados, Emilia y Gregorio Ventura emprenden un viaje hacia la frontera con Estados Unidos en busca de su padre. Contada entre presente y pasado, esta novela expone la lucha de dos jóvenes hermanos contra una realidad violenta y alejada del mundo mágico en el que crecieron cobijados por su abuela paterna. Con la certeza de un futuro desesperanzador, los hermanos Ventura comienzan su peregrinación enfrentándose a los abusos de polleros, así como de otros migrantes: mujeres y hombres que, como ellos, experimentan una odisea que los obligará a poner a prueba su humanidad y a reinventarse a sí mismos. Por suerte, Emilia y Gregorio echan mano de las enseñanzas de la abuela, lo que los ayuda a combatir su temor y a sobrevivir gracias a la fuerza misteriosa que los protege.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Filled with magical realism, When You Get to the Other Side is a powerful text that covers and crosses all boundaries between reality and the supernatural, between origin and destiny. An exciting novel about paths that cross, and one that reveals how deep the roots that live within us are.

After their grandmother’s death, Emilia and Gregorio Ventura, somewhat helpless, set off on a trip to the US border in search of their father. With flashbacks between the present and the past, this novel exposes the two young siblings’ struggles against a violent reality, one far from the magical world in which they grew up sheltered by their paternal grandmother.

Certain of a hopeless future if they stay, the Ventura siblings begin their pilgrimage facing abuses by “coyotes” and by other migrants: men and women who, like them, are going through a journey that will force them to put their humanity to the test and to reinvent themselves. Luckily, Emilia and Gregorio make use of their grandmother's advice which helps them survive and confront their fears, thanks to a mysterious force that protects them.

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