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La cresta de Ili?n/ The Lion's Crest

La Cresta De Ili?N/ The Lion's Crest


Un oscuro relato de terror sicol???gico sobre los retos de enfrentar nuestra propia identidad, un texto que se mueve entre diversas fronteras y nos recuerda que, al final, s???lo los huesos quedan para contar nuestra historia. Durante una inclemente noche de tormenta, alguien llama a la puerta de una casa ubicada en un agreste y solitario lugar frente al oc???ano. Su due???o, un m???dico dedicado a paliar el dolor de los enfermos terminales, no imagina que su vida est??? a punto de cambiar de forma definitiva. Al abrir la puerta, dos mujeres misteriosas invaden su casa y someten a su anfitri???n a un despiadado interrogatorio. Mientras que ellas muestran una extra???a complicidad -e incluso hablan un lenguaje privado-, acosan al m???dico repitiendo a cada instante que conocen su mayor secreto, uno que pone en riesgo su identidad. En esta nueva edici???n revisada de La cresta de Ili???n, Cristina Rivera Garza reitera su desaf???o a la certidumbre en una historia de una nutrida imaginaci???n que cuestiona los marcadores de g???nero y experimenta con el lenguaje para explorar los miedos m???s profundos. El resultado es un oscuro relato de terror sicol???gico sobre los retos de enfrentar nuestra propia identidad, un texto que se mueve entre diversas fronteras y nos recuerda que, al final, s???lo los huesos quedan para contar nuestra historia. ???Cristina Rivera Garza reta lo que se espera de una escritora, de una novela y del lenguaje mismo. Es una rebelde.???.- Yuri Herrera ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A dark psychological thriller about the challenges of facing our own identity; a text that moves between different frontiers and reminds us that, in the end, only bones remain to tell our stories. One dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator's house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host's identity. While the women are strangely intimate―even inventing a secret language―they harass the narrator by repeatedly claiming that they know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman. As the increasingly frantic protagonist fails to defend his supposed masculinity, he eventually finds himself in a sanatorium. In this newly revised edition, Cristina Rivera Garza again challenges certainty in an imaginative story that questions gender markers and experiments with language to explore our darkest fears.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House
  • ISBN-13: 9786073173117
  • ISBN: 6073173113
  • Publication Year: 2019
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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