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: Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes (Spanish Edition) ( ): Laura Restrepo: Books. Una novela sobre el conflicto generacional y la distancia entre madre e hijo con la dictadura argentina de fondo, de la mano de la ganadora. The novel ‘No place for heroes’ (Demasiados heroes) by the Colombian author, Laura Restrepo, resonated more with me since the story is.

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: Demasiados héroes (Spanish Edition) (): Laura Restrepo: Books

Lorenza y Mateo se sienten perdidos en su propia historia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The fact that this particular resrrepo group doesn’t take any violent measures is a wonderful device for Laura to focus on the social aspects of this time, the feelings of fear and mistrust, the unability to express disagreement, the subtle things that could tell you what do people really think about what is happening.

The novel brings out the dark period of the Dirty War in Argentina when thousands of people ‘disappeared’, exiled, tortured and killed.

Creo que la autora hizo un muy buen trabajo al reflejar la realidad de aquella epoca, no obstante, le falto aclarar algunas cosas al lector, en cuanto a la historia particular de los personajes Thank you Goodreads and Doubleday! Posted by viswanathan at 7: Lorenza gets even madder when a narco mafia group threatens her and her family for repayment of a large sum of money Heroea had taken from them with a cheque in which Lorenza’s signature was forged.


The problem I had with this novel is the description on the book cover ended up being much more interesting and piquing than the actual text inside the gestrepo.

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Madre e hijo usan lenguajes supremamente distintos, y aun asi sus conversaciones logran dejar perplejo al lector y meterlo a las calles de Buenos Aires a vivir sus lauda y a escuchar sus “tragedias”. Talese first published May 1st I am really tempted to read the book.

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I have read many Argentine books and novels about the travails of the Argentine society during the dictatorship. Finally, the translator changed all the swearing to some of the strongest of English, which I don’t believe properly carry the meaning of the words in Spanish, and felt jarring in the prose.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Write a customer review. Alfaguara July 26, Language: Since the relationship between mother and son is hard to place due to not being able to relate to the un-ageable son and the “story” about the Dirty War is TOLD instead of becoming integrated into the storyline, it’s hard to follow.


Yes, it held my interest but larua jumped around too much and focused too much for me on this story with Mateo, her son, who I found to be an immature and pretty much annoying character. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I enjoy dark comic novels such as Augusten Burroughs and John Irving Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I couldn’t figure out how old the son was He behavior seemed erratic without any apparent explanation; swinging from terribly ch I received this book from a goodreads firstreads giveaway.

I love firstreads and I am grateful to publishers for posting book contests. I really wanted to rewtrepo this story and rarely rate things so low. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes

At “present,” the mom finally grants her son’s wishes to meet his father. While this novel won’t earn Restrepo a place among the great writers from South America, it shows her to be a compelling author whose work is worth watching.

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