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9788426407511

La vida juega conmigo / More Than I Love My Life

  • ISBN 13:

    9788426407511

  • ISBN 10:

    842640751X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/23/2021
  • Publisher: Lumen

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Summary

La nueva novela del gran autor israelí, ganador del Man Booker International y firme candidato al premio Nobel Número 1 en la lista de los libros más vendidos en Italia e Israel

«Una novela magnífica y revolucionaria.» Politiken (Dinamarca)

«Tuvya Bruk fue mi abuelo. Vera es mi abuela. Rafael, Rafi, Erre, es, como se sabe, mi padre, y Nina... Nina no está aquí. No está, Nina. Pero esa fue siempre su exclusivísima aportación a la familia», anota Guili, la narradora de La vida juega conmigo, en su cuaderno.

Pero con motivo de la fiesta del noventa cumpleaños de Vera, Nina regresa: ha tomado tres aviones que la han llevado desde el Ártico hasta el kibutz para encontrarse con su madre, su hija Guili y la veneración intacta de Rafi, el hombre a quien, muy a su pesar, todavía le tiemblan las piernas en su presencia. En esta ocasión, Nina no va a huir: quiere que su madre le cuente al fin qué sucedió en Yugoslavia durante la «primera parte» de su vida. Entonces Vera era una joven judía croata perdidamente enamorada del hijo de unos campesinos serbios sin tierras, Milosh, encarcelado bajo la acusación de ser un espía estalinista. ¿Por qué Vera fue deportada al campo de reeducación en la isla de Goli Otok y ella tuvo que quedarse sola cuando tenía seis años?

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

A new novel by the great Israeli author, winner of the Man Booker International Award, and a firm candidate for the Nobel Prize. #1 on the best-sellers list in Italy and Israel.
 
From the internationally best-selling author--and revered moral voice--a remarkable novel of suffering, love, and healing, the story of three generations of women and a secret that needs to be told.

More Than I Love My Life is the story of three strong women: Vera, age ninety; her daughter, Nina; and her granddaughter, Gili, who at thirty-nine is a filmmaker and a wary consumer of affection. A bitter secret divides each mother-and-daughter pair, though Gili--abandoned by Nina when she was just three--has always been close to her grandmother. With Gili making the arrangements, they travel together to Goli Otok, a barren island off the coast of Croatia, where Vera was imprisoned and tortured for three years as a young wife after she refused to betray her husband and denounce him as an enemy of the people. This unlikely journey--filtered through the lens of Gili's camera, as she seeks to make a film that might help explain her life--lays bare the intertwining of fear, love, and mercy, and the complex overlapping demands of romantic and parental passion.

More Than I Love My Life was inspired by the true story of one of David Grossman's longtime confidantes, a woman who, in the early 1950s, was held on the notorious Goli Otok ("the Adriatic Alcatraz"). With flashbacks to the stalwart Vera protecting what was most precious on the wretched rock where she was held, and Grossman's fearless examination of the human heart, this swift novel will thrill his many readers and bring new ones into the fold.

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