The Passion According to Carmela

Marcos Aguinis (Author) Carolina De Robertis (Translator)
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Description

From the prize-winning, internationally bestselling novelist Marcos Aguinis comes an epic love saga set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Cuban Revolution.

It is a time for upheaval in Cuba: the time to build a new society. Even from her position of privilege, idealistic divorcée Carmela Vasconcelos sees the waves of uprising and is caught up in the excitement. Persuaded by her brother, Lucas, she flees her wealthy home to join Fidel Castro's rebels.

In the mountainous jungle of the Sierra Maestra, Carmela meets Ignacio Deheza, a charismatic Argentinian socialist fighting on behalf of the insurrection. On the training fields of a revolution, they bond in the cause--and in a blind passion that stirs their blood and soul.

As Carmela, Ignacio, and Lucas navigate increasingly dangerous political waters, their personal fates become inexorably tied with that of their country. But when the rebellion succumbs to corruption and disillusionment, they'll find their dedication to the movement tested. For Carmela and Ignacio, they'll soon discover that it's their commitment to each other--and the choices they must make to survive--that will be the greatest challenge of all.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Amazon Crossing
Publish Date
October 09, 2018
Pages
284
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781503905382
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About the Author

Marcos Aguinis is a prize-winning, internationally bestselling author. Born the son of European Jewish immigrants in Argentina in 1935, Aguinis learned at age seven that his grandfather and the rest of his family in Europe had been killed by the Nazis. Describing this as the defining moment of his life, Aguinis says it is what drove him to write, in an effort to repair the "broken mechanism of humanity." He published his first book in 1963 and since then has published thirteen novels, fourteen essay collections, four short-story collections, and two biographies covering historical, political, and artistic themes. Aguinis was the first author outside of Spain to win the prestigious Planeta Award for his book The Inverted Cross, and his novel Against the Inquisition was praised by Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa as a "stirring song of freedom." When democracy was reinstated in Argentina in 1983, Aguinis became secretary of culture, for his brave fight against dictatorship and the defense of human rights, and sponsored the renowned "cultural renaissance." For more information, visit www.aguinis.net.
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