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New York Times and worldwide best-selling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People).
During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his 60s, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice.
As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of — and our need for — love.
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|Durée||9 heures et 47 minutes|
|Narrateur||Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alma Cuervo|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||31 octobre 2017|
|Éditeur||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
Meilleurs commentaires provenant d’autres pays
I have enjoyed most of Allende's books ( notable exception "Of Love and Shadows") but this one smacked of a hastily written pot-boiler.
The Guatemala and Chile back stories are cliché ridden and peopled with stereotypes - the mystical grandmother, the rebel priest.
One of the rules of writing is SHOW don't TELL. Allende does far too much telling and her writing rarely rises above the banal. Add to this the fact that the plot itself is improbable and the 'twist' at the end is obvious well before the last chapter.
Disappointing in the extreme.
In The Midst of Winter was my first Isabel Allende book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Allende is a wonderful story teller and her style of writing really draws you in. Lucia was a wonderful character full of heart and humour which was a nice contrast to serious Richard. It is also a fascinating insight into South America, particularly Chile, Brazil and Guatemala. My knowledge of each country was limited but Allende has ignited my interest and I hope to read more about them. A lovely read about ordinary people.