Antigua and My Life Before: A Novel by Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

By Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

Josefa Ferrer, a recognized Chilean singer and celebrity, awakens one morning to learn within the Santiago newspaper that her ally, Violeta, has been thinking about a brutal act of violence. beaten with remorse and plagued with guilt for no longer having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels pressured to inform Violeta's existence story--one marked through misplaced beliefs, disillusionment, and grief--which is finally Josefa's tale, too. during the interwoven lives of those ladies, Marcela Serrano explores how the calls for of a woman's position as mom, spouse, lover, and pal are usually at odds along with her personal goals and aspirations, and the way simply the delicate bonds of friendship and family members may be strained to the brink. For Josefa and Violeta, it's only in Antigua, below the watchful eyes of "the others"--a refrain of lady ancestral spirits who testify to the women's defining moments of energy and courage--that Josefa and Violeta will observe that even within the aftermath of violence and betrayal they've got keep an eye on over their destinies and their redemption.

Exquisitely crafted and written in attractive, lyrical prose, Marcela Serrano's unforgettable novel approximately friendship, forgiveness, and moment percentages speaks to each lady who has skilled the wrenching divide among expert ambition and kin accountability, who has been torn among the thrill of illicit ardour and the safety of marriage, who has craved the joys of luck whereas longing for solitude in a frequently chaotic, invasive world.

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