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Vinieron como golondrinas
Vinieron como golondrinas

Vinieron como golondrinas

FICTION

224 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.00 (US $19.00) (CA $21.00)

Publication Date: September 2006

ISBN 9788493501822

Rights: US & CA

Libros del Asteroide (Sep 2006)

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Overview

For eight-year-old Bunny Morison, his mother is an angelic presence without which nothing truly exists. For his older brother, Robert, his mother is someone he must protect, especially since the flu epidemic that has begun to take a toll on their small Midwestern town. For their father, James Morison, his wife Elizabeth is the center of a life that would fall apart without her. Through the eyes of these three characters, Maxwell portrays a family and the woman who upholds it. Para el niño de ocho años Bunny Morison su madre es una presencia angelical sin la cual nada parece tener vida. Para su hermano mayor, Robert, su madre es alguien a quien debe proteger, especialmente desde que la gripe ha comenzado a asolar su pequeña ciudad del Medio Oeste norteamericano. Para su padre, James Morison, su mujer Elizabeth es el centro de una vida que se desmoronaría sin ella. A través de los ojos de estos tres personajes, Maxwell retrata a una familia y a la mujer sobre la que ésta se sostiene.

Reviews

"A story of such engaging warmth that it would thaw the heart of any critic. . . . [It] will melt many a reader to tears." â€â€Times, on the English-language edition

"A heart-warming tale, the book bears witness to William Maxwell's genuine artistry." â€â€Christian Science Monitor, on the English-language edition

"A sensitive, wistful reminiscence. . . . [V]ery delightful." â€â€V.S. Pritchett, author, A Cab at the Door, on the English-language edition

"Maxwell's voice is one of the wisest in American fiction; it is, as well, one of the kindest." â€â€John Updike, author, Rabbit series

"A truly beautiful book." â€â€El País

Author Biography

William Maxwell was an American, essayist, memoirist, novelist, short story writer, and the fiction editor of the New Yorker for more than 40 years. His novels include So Long, See You Tomorrow and The Folded Leaf.