It Would Be Night in Caracas

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2019-10-15

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As seen in the New York Times Book Review.Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one womans desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go to secure her future."e;Echoes of Borges in a novel of war-torn Venezuelathe writing is tense and complexdynamic."e; -The New York TimesIn Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcn stands over an open grave. Alone, she buries her motherthe only family she has ever knownand worries that when night falls thieves will rob the grave. Even the dead cannot find peace here.Adelaida had a stable childhood in a prosperous Venezuela that accepted immigrants in search of a better life, where she lived with her single-mother in a humble apartment. But now? Every day she lines up for bread that will inevitably be sold out by the time she reaches the registers. Every night she tapes her windows to shut out the tear gas raining down on protesters. When looters masquerading as revolutionaries take over her apartment, Adelaida must make a series of gruesome choices in order to survive in a country disintegrating into anarchy, where citizens are increasingly pitted against each other. But just how far is she willing to go?A bold new voice from Latin America, Karina Sainz Borgos touching, thrilling debut is an ode to the Venezuelan peopleand a chilling reminder of how quickly the world we know can crumble.

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: HarperVia

Type: EPub

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780062936899

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: HarperVia

Type: EPub

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780062936899

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