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Title:
Propios y extraños
Uniform Title:
Digging to America. Spanish
ISBN:
9788466320801
Publication Information:
Madrid : Punto de Lectura, c2008.
Physical Description:
355 p. ; 19 cm.
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Summary:
Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport. The families lives become interwined after the Donaldsons, a young American couple invite the Yazdan's, Maryam, her son and his Iranian American wife to an arrival party, which becomes an annual event. Maryam, who came to this country thirty-five years earlier, feels her values threatened when she is courted by a newly widowed Donaldson. A penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in.
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In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Pulitzer-prize winner Anne Tyler gives us a story brimming with observations that cast a penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives. It looks at the promises and perils of the American Dream and the knotty, layered relationship that can develop between native-born Americans and more recent immigrants intent on making their way through the often baffling byways of the New World.


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Con la sensibilidad, agudeza y cercanía que la caracterizan, Anne Tyler, ganadora del Premio Pulitzer, demuestra una vez más su extraordinaria capacidad para descubrir las grietas invisibles de la vida cotidiana, y saca a la luz los problemas culturales que puede tener una sociedad aparentemente perfecta. Los Yazdan no pueden tener hijos y deciden adoptar una niña coreana. Lo mismo les sucede a los Donaldson. Aunque las raíces iraníes de una familia contrastan con el espíritu americano de la otra, ambas entablarán una relación de amistad en torno a las dos niñas. La crítica ha dicho... «Su novela más ambiciosa hasta el momento.» The New York Times «Una novela que debería ser un best seller aquí, allá y en todas partes.» El País