La canción de los antiguos amantes / Song of Old Lovers (Spanish Edition) - 5133

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LA NUEVA NOVELA DE LAURA RESTREPO Una doble historia de amor en un mundo al borde del colapso, por la ganadora de los premios Alfaguara, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz y Grinzane Cavour. «Todo mito que nace renace. Todo mito que encarna reencarna». Obsesionado con la reina de Saba, Bos Mutas, un joven escritor contemporáneo, sale a buscarla por el mundo, igual que hicieron a lo largo de los siglos personajes históricos como Salomón, Tomás de Aquino y Gérard de Nerval. Y aunque la reina de Saba resulta inasible, Bos Mutas encuentra en su lugar a la muy terrenal Zahra Bayda, una partera somalí. De esa manera, el tiempo real del presente corre paralelo al tiempo inmemorial del mito. Obra de ficción basada en los viajes que la autora hizo con Médicos Sin Fronteras por Yemen, Etiopía y la frontera somalí —la geografía mágica y feroz del que alguna vez fuera el reino de Saba—, esta novela es un hermoso caleidoscopio, una puerta de entrada a mundos apasionantes, una audaz amalgama de géneros, épocas, ritmos profanos y bíblicos, crueldad y solidaridad, amor y guerra, dolor y curación. Laura Restrepo acompaña, con este emocionante relato, el eterno caminar de las mujeres migrantes, que pese a cojeras y tropiezos siempre se levantan, siguen adelante, aprenden a mirar cada vez más lejos y traspasan las fronteras del tiempo y el espacio. Canción de antiguos amantes esboza una propuesta seductora: ¿y si el gran himno del final de los tiempos no es el Apocalipsis? ¿Y si fuera más bien el Cantar de los cantares? ENGLISH DESCRIPTION THE NEW NOVEL BY LAURA RESTREPO. A twofold love story in a world on the verge of collapse by award-winning author Laura Restrepo, recipient of the Alfaguara Novel Prize, the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. «Every myth that is born, is reborn. Every myth that incarnates, reincarnates.» Obsessed with the Queen of Sheba, young contemporary writer Bos Mutas goes out into the world in search for her, same as other historical characters did over the centuries, such as Solomon, Thomas Aquinas, and Gérard de Nerval. And even though the Queen of Sheba remains unreachable, Bos Mutas finds the very earthly Zahra Bayda, a Somali midwife, instead. And such, present reality runs parallel to the immemorial time of myth. A work of fiction based on the author’s journeys with Doctors Without Borders through Yemen, Ethiopia, and the Somali border—a magical and ferocious geography of what the kingdom of Sheba once was. This novel is a beautiful kaleidoscope, an entryway to passionate worlds, a bold mixture of genres, times, profane and biblical rhythms, cruelty and solidarity, love and war, pain and healing. With her exciting tale, Laura Restrepo joins the never-ending walk of migrant women, who might limp and stumble, but forever rise again, keep on going, learn to see further still, and breach the borders of time and space. Song of Old Lovers outlines a seductive proposal: What if the great hymn at the end of time isn’t the Apocalypse? But rather the Song of Songs?
ASIN: 8420432393
VSKU: DBV.8420432393.A
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