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El Book Club: Cometierra

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Dallas, TX 75208

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Nuestro club del libro en español vuelve a reunirse para hablar sobre Cometierra, de Dolores Reyes. Una novela terrible y luminosa, lírica, dulce y brutal, narrada con una voz que nos conmueve desde la primera página.

Cuando era chica, Cometierra tragó tierra y supo en una visión que su papá había matado a golpes a su mamá. Esa fue solo la primera de las visiones. Nacer con un don implica una responsabilidad hacia los otros y a Cometierra le tocó uno que hace su vida doblemente difícil, porque vive en un barrio en donde la violencia, el desamparo y la injusticia brotan en cada rincón y porque allí las principales víctimas son las mujeres. En la persecución de la verdad, en el descubrimiento del amor, en el cuidado entre hermanos, Cometierra buscará su propio camino.

Con un lenguaje profundamente poético al tiempo que visceral, Cometierra camina al filo de la huella de autores fundamentales como Juan Rulfo y Sara Gallardo, y reinventa con brillo propio y una voz singular el universo del conurbano bonaerense.

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When she was young, Cometierra swallowed dirt and learned from a vision that her father beat her mother to death. That was only her first vision. Every gift comes with added responsibilities, and the one Cometierra was born with makes her life twice as difficult because she lives in a neighborhood where violence, neglect, and injustice sprout from every corner and where women are the main victims. Through the pursuit of the truth, the discovery of love, and the care between siblings, Cometierra will seek to forge her own path.

Dolores Reyes has written a debut novel that is harrowing and brilliant, lyrical, sweet, and brutal, narrated with a voice that grips us from the first page.

“On the outskirts of a great Latin American city, a woman communicates with the earth through mouthfuls, which is how she knows about the hidden, terrible violence that accumulates in an abandoned neighborhood. She has a gift that is also a curse, as is often the case. Dolores Reyes’s writing is visceral and urgent, but it also forms part of the most powerful traditions of the fantastical and the detective novel while contemplating gender violence with incredible lucidity.”— Mariana Enríquez

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