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El diario del ron / The Rum Diaries
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Publisher Editorial Anagrama
Publication date February 5, 2002
Pages 278
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788433969644
ISBN-10 8433969641
Original list price $28.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Kemp, un joven periodista trotamundos, bebedor de ron y alter ego del autor, abandona Greenwich Village, en los anos cincuenta, con destino a Puerto Rico, donde consigue un trabajo como periodista en el San Juan Daily News. Alli trabaja una variopinta fauna de personajes: misantropos, desenganados, fracasados, ambiciosos dispuestos a rehacer el mundo, todos ellos parias en busca de una existencia mejor en el tropico. Pero la paradisiaca triada de ron, sexo y sol se convierte en prolongadas borracheras, peleas sin fin y fiestas desmelenadas de una sexualidad salvaje. Y mientras lucha contra la irrisoria libertad del aburrimiento, Kemp asiste a la lenta agonia de una isla corroida por el dinero, las ambiciones de Estados Unidos y el hipocrita compromiso de los periodistas. / Kemp abandons Greenwich Village in the fifties and heads to Puerto Rico, where he finds a job as a reporter with the San Juan Daily News. Also working there he finds misanthropists, the disillusioned, the failed, even the ambitious types ready to change the world, all of them in search for a better life in the tropics. However the triple paradise of rum, sex and sun soon turns to long periods of boozing, fights and dishevelled parties. And while he fights against the ridiculous liberty of boredom, Kemp helps to continue the slow agony of an island corroded by money, the ambitions of the United States and the hypocritical promises of journalists.

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About: Kemp, un joven periodista trotamundos, bebedor de ron y alter ego del autor, abandona Greenwich Village, en los anos cincuenta, con destino a Puerto Rico, donde consigue un trabajo como periodista en el San Juan Daily News.

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