Largo pétalo de mar
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Nueva York : Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC, [2020].
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Book
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Segunda edición.
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377 pages ; 21 cm.
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Main Library - Adult / Spanish  1 available
Fiction Allende, I

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Spanish
ISBN
9781984899170, 1984899171

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Un viaje a través de la historia del siglo XX de la mano de unos personajes inolvidables que descubrirán que en una sola vida caben muchas vidas y que, a veces, lo difícil no es huir sino volver. En plena Guerra Civil española, el joven médico Víctor Dalmau, junto a su amiga pianista Roser Bruguera, se ven obligados a abandonar Barcelona, exiliarse y cruzar los Pirineos rumbo a Francia. A bordo del Winnipeg, un navío fletado por el poeta Pablo Neruda que llevó a más de dos mil españoles rumbo a Valparaíso, embarcarán en busca de la paz y la libertad que no tuvieron en su país. Recibidos como héroes en Chile -ese "largo pétalo de mar y nieve", en palabras del poeta chileno-, se integrarán en la vida social del país durante varias décadas hasta el golpe de Estado que derrocó al doctor Salvador Allende, amigo de Víctor por su común afición al ajedrez. Víctor y Roser se encontrarán nuevamente desarraigados, pero como dice la autora: "Si uno vive lo suficiente, todos los círculos se cierran".-Amazon-
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In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.
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In Spanish.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Allende, I. (2020). Largo pétalo de mar (Segunda edición.). Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allende, Isabel. 2020. Largo Pétalo De Mar. Nueva York: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allende, Isabel. Largo Pétalo De Mar Nueva York: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Allende, Isabel. Largo Pétalo De Mar Segunda edición., Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

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