The Divine Boys

Laura Restrepo (Author) Carolina De Robertis (Translator)
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Description

From acclaimed Colombian author Laura Restrepo comes a prize-winning novel inspired by a true crime that shattered a community and exposed the dark recesses of toxic masculinity and privilege.

Immune to the consequences of immorality, five privileged young men in Bogotá bond over a shared code: worship drugs and drink, exploit women, and scorn the underclass.

As males, they declare the right to freedom of pleasure. As friends, only disloyalty to each other is forbidden. When a little girl from the slums disappears, the limits of a perverse and sacred bond will be tested in ways none of them could have imagined.

Hauntingly true, this daringly told work of fiction explores the tragic dynamic between genders, social classes, and victim and victimizer, and between five men whose intolerable transgressions will shake the conscience of a country.

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Amazon Crossing
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781542003735
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About the Author

Laura Restrepo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She has written numerous bestselling and prize-winning novels, including Leopard in the Sun, The Angel of Galilea, and Delirium. Published in more than twenty languages, Ms. Restrepo is the recipient of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, the Arzobispo San Clemente Award, the VII Premio Alfaguara de Novela, the Grinzane Cavour Prize, the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the Prix France Culture.

CAROLINA DE ROBERTIS is the internationally bestselling author of The Gods of Tango, Perla, and The Invisible Mountain. She was raised in England, Switzerland, and California by Uruguayan parents. Her debut novel, The Invisible Mountain, was an international hit that was translated into fourteen languages; it was an O, The Oprah Magazine "2009 Terrific Read," a San Francisco Chronicle "Best Book of the Year," and the recipient of Italy's Rhegium Julii Debut Prize. She is the recipient of a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her fiction and literary translations have appeared in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among other publications. She lives in Oakland, California and is currently working on a new novel. You can learn more at www.carolinaderobertis.com