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Maya’s Notebook

Narator: Maria Cabezas

Durata: 14h 35m

The author of ‘The House of the Spirits’ returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.The author of ‘The House of the Spirits’ returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.The narrator and protagonist of MAYA'S NOTEBOOK is a 19 year old girl who grows up in Berkeley, California, and falls into a life of drug addiction and crime. To rescue Maya, and save her from the criminal types pursuing her, Maya's Chilean grandmother sends her to a remote island off the southern coast of Chile. Here she lives among a traditional rural people, the Chilote, who speak an older form of Spanish and have remained largely isolated from the materialism, crime, and fast-paced contemporary life which is our own. The book alternates between the narrative in the US and that on Chiloe, the island, so the two strands of the story unfold for the reader at more or less the same time.This new book is very different from Isabel's previous historical novels: a contemporary setting; an American (of Latino descent) teenage drug addict as the protagonist and narrating voice; a realistic style of writing rather than a magical realistic one (Chiloe exists, and one can visit it). Maya's voice is modeled on that of Isabel's teenage granddaughter, a native of the Bay area (San Francisco, Berkeley).Praise for Maya’s Notebook:‘Another impressive feat with a dazzling cast and bold array of landscapes, woven together with the storytelling prowess that is Allende’s trademark.’ Daily Telegraph, 4 stars‘Isabel Allende is a mistress storyteller… [her] capacity to surprise keeps her readers page-turning, as do her descriptions of character and place’ Independent‘Maya is the lightest of narrative guises: wise beyond her 19 years but convincingly coltish.’ Guardian‘An exciting read, well paced.’ Daily ExpressBorn in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eighteen books, including Inès of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and Portrait in Sepia. She has also written a collection of stories, four memoirs, and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Isabel Allende lives in California.• Maya’s Notebook is a stylistic departure for Isabel Allende – a realistic portrayal of a teenager’s addiction and search for salvation.• Allende’s popularity as an author just keeps growing, book on book – she has sold over 15 million novels worldwide and is one of the top international bestselling authors.• City of Beasts, Allende’s first Young Adult novel, has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and 120,000 copies in the UK alone. Maya’s Notebook has the potential to appeal to the same audience.• The astoundingly successful Allende is always guranteed widespread review coverage in both national and regional press and magazines.Competition: The Valley Of Amazement. Paulo Coelho;Isabel Allende; Amy Tan;
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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