La memoria del amor / The Memory of Love (Paperback)

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By Aminatta Forna, Isabel Murillo (Translated by)
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“As he lays dying in a Sierra Leone hospital, Elias Cole tells his story of war to Adrian, a psychologist. Is there a secret about the war he wants to reveal in order to have a peaceful death? The human experiences of love and hate, betrayal and friendship, and death and survival are portrayed so vividly that readers will come away wondering what they would do in the same circumstances: Save oneself or sacrifice oneself? This is powerful and necessary reading.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

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«No es amor. Es algo más, algo con una fuerza que perdura. No es amor, sino una memoria del amor.»
El psicólogo Adrian Lockheart desea escapar de su monótona vida en Inglaterra. Así llega a Freetown, una ciudad africana azotada por la guerra civil y la represión, en la que debe luchar contra la intensidad del calor, la suciedad y el polvo, y los secretos de un país que trata en vano de ponerse en pie. También Kai Manseray, un joven colega en el hospital, esconde un secreto. Y Elias Cole, un anciano enfermo cuyos cuadernos guardan los recuerdos de su juventud y la historia de una obsesión: Saffia, la mujer que amó, y Julius, su carismático y rebelde marido. Las vidas de los tres se entrelazan en esta novela extraordinaria que explora las consecuencias ineludibles de nuestros actos y la naturaleza misma del amor.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONWinner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book. In the capital hospital of a war-devastated Sierra Leone, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons. Elsewhere in the hospital lies a man who was young during the country's turbulent postcolonial years. As past and present intersect in the buzzing city, they are drawn unwittingly closer by a British psychiatrist, and into the path of one woman at the center of their stories. A work of extraordinary writing and rare wisdom, The Memory of Love seamlessly weaves together the lives of these three men to create a powerful story of loss, absolution, and the indelible effects of the past—and, at the end of it all, the very nature of love.


Product Details
ISBN: 9788466319515
ISBN-10: 8466319514
Publisher: Punto de Lectura
Publication Date: February 28th, 2012
Language: Spanish
Series: Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)