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The invisible mountain
Carolina De Robertis
Adult Fiction ROBERTI

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The history of Uruguay through the 20th century sparks personal tragedies amid political intrigues and cultural upheavals in this enchanting, funny and heartbreaking debut novel. Three generations of women populate this sweeping saga: Pajarita, the miracle child who at the dawn of the new century disappears and then reappears in a tree, born twice, as the residents of her small town say; Eva, Pajarita's daughter, who suffers a cruel childhood and learns to spin her painful experiences into a new life of art and adventure as a poet; and Salome, seduced by communism and nearly losing everything fighting for the cause she believes will save her country. This novel is beautifully written yet deliberate in its storytelling. It gains momentum as the women's lives spin increasingly out of control while Uruguay sinks into war, economic instability and revolution. An extraordinary first effort whose epic scope and deft handling reverberate with the deep pull of ancestry, the powerful influence of one's country and the sacrifices of reinvention. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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main characters Pajarita
Female
Married
Disappeared when she was an infant and then reappeared in a tree; her small town believes she was born twice; married an Italian immigrant.

Eva
Female
Mother
Pajarita's daughter; suffered a cruel childhood; puts her experiences into poems.
Poet

Salome
Female
Eva's daughter; awakens sexually and politically; attracted to urban guerrilla rebels.



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