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La Despedida/the Departure
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tusquets Editor
Publication date May 1, 2005
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788483104170
ISBN-10 8483104172
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
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Original list price $21.95
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A famous jazz trumpeter and incurable philanderer returns to the spa where he spent one night with a pretty young nurse and where his strategy of persuading her to abort their child complicates their own lives and the destinies of others.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: En un balneario algo trasnochado convergen ocho personas cuyas circunstancias van entretejiendose hasta formar, con la precision de una telarana, una trama en la que todos acaban viendose atrapados: el musico celebre y la hermosa enfermera que quiere quedarse embarazada; la celosa esposa del musico y el joven mecanico enamorado de la enfermera; el ex convicto, victima de las purgas de su pais, que va a despedirse de la cerebral Olga; el ginecologo, con sus fanfarrones proyectos demograficos, y el rico excentrico, un santo en version moderna. La despedida tiene la ligereza de un vals, la magia de «un sueno de una noche de verano». Pero, tras esta forma intencionadamente frivola, se oculta una pregunta mas grave: merece el hombre vivir en esta tierra?, acaso no hay que «liberar el planeta de las garras del hombre»? En este sentido, cuesta imaginar algo mas glacial y mas profundo que la aparente levedad de kundera.

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9788483104170 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A famous jazz trumpeter and incurable philanderer returns to the spa where he spent one night with a pretty young nurse and where his strategy of persuading her to abort their child complicates their own lives and the destinies of others.

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