From Perón's glittering Buenos Aires to the rustic hills of Rio de Janeiro, from the haven of a corner butchershop to U.S. embassy halls, the Firielli family traverses a changing South America and the uncharted terrain of their relationships with one another.
©2009 Carolina De Robertis; (P)2009 Random House
I hate to waste credits, but I read the reviews on this book and decided to give it a go. First of all the narration was just awful. Talk about pathos. One after the other. All you heard in her voice was pity. Pathetic powerless women, who never get it together. And it continued right to the end. I kept waiting for a high moment in one of their lives. But not a chance. I stuck with it, but couldn't wait for it to end. Ugh. Pass on this one.
This beautifully written family saga had me from the first. Deeply felt, and carefully structured...this story of one family through 3 generations gives a rich and moving picture of how political movements reach down into the lives of individuals. Wonderfully read.
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