Acuario / Aquarium

David Vann

Acuario / Aquarium
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Acuario / Aquarium

David Vann

En esta parabola sobre el amor y el perdon, David Vann lleva al limite el imaginario que el mundo subacuatico de los peces despierta en una nina de doce anos. Una turbulenta historia menos simple de lo que puede parecer a primera vista. Esquire (UK) A sus doce anos Caitlin vive junto a su madre Sherri en una casa de proteccion oicial de un barrio suburbial de Seattle. Despues del colegio, Caitlin espera cada dia en el acuario de la ciudad a que Sherri la recoja. El acuario es un universo apasionante y reluciente de criaturas marinas y un refugio donde Caitlin alimenta su imaginacion y deposita todas sus esperanzas. Pero la rutina de estas tardes frente a los tanques de peces se rompe el dia en que un adorable anciano entabla conversacion con ella y, poco a poco, el desconocido se va ganando su conianza. El dia en que Sherri averigua de la existencia de este nuevo amigo, el fragil mundo que ha logrado construir junto a su hija a lo largo de los anos se hace anicos. El misterioso anciano resulta ser mas de lo que aparenta y la intromision en sus vidas abre en Sherri las cicatrices de un pasado traumatico. Este secreto familiar transformara la relacion entre madre e hija y conducira a ambas hacia un precipicio de consecuencias terribles.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONLike Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of the great ones of American literature. ABC(Spain) Vann s prose is as pure as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream. Financial Times David Vann s dazzling debut Legend of a Suicide was reviewed in over a 150 major global publications, won 11 prizes worldwide, was on 40 best books of the year lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving, among others, best foreign novel in France and Spain (France s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain s Premi Llibreter), a California Book Award, and the midcareer St. Francis College Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new book and first to be published by Grove, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before. Twelve year old Caitlin lives alone with her mothera docker at the local container portin subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her onceblissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline, chiseled yet graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.

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