Ladydi (Prayers for the Stolen) by Jennifer ClementLadydi (Prayers for the Stolen) by Jennifer Clement

Ladydi (Prayers for the Stolen)

byJennifer Clement

Paperback | October 13, 2015 | Spanish

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Quien habla es Ladydi García Martínez, una chiquilla de ojos color café que vive en las montañas de Guerrero; una tierra sin maridos, sin padres y casi sin hermanos porque todos se han ido a buscar fortuna al otro lado y ninguno se ha molestado en volver. Ése es el lugar donde lo mejor que le puede ocurrir a una niña es nacer fea, porque en cuanto los narcos tienen noticia de que una joven hermosa anda por ahí, acuden como buitres en busca de su presa. Ése es el pueblo donde ya nadie le reza a Dios porque ni de él se fían. Pese a todo, en ese infierno Ladydi crece rodeada de amigas que sueñan con un futuro más esperanzador que el mero sentido de sobrevivencia, y al lado de una madre entrañable capaz de robar, maldecir y reír cuando le viene en gana. Así, Jennifer Clement nos lleva a un lugar donde confluyen el humor y la desesperación, y las mujeres enfrentan las tragedias con solidaridad y dignidad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they "make them ugly" – cropping their hair, blackening their teeth- anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi's future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine's resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination.
Jennifer Clement Jennifer Clement nació en 1960 en Connecticut, pero sus padres se trasladaron a la ciudad de México cuando ella solo tenía un año. Estudió literatura inglesa y antropología en la Universidad de Nueva York y literatura francesa en París. Fue presidenta del PEN México desde 2009 hasta 2012. Es autora de Una historia ...
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Title:Ladydi (Prayers for the Stolen)Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.88 × 5.88 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:PRH Grupo EditorialLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:6073122829

ISBN - 13:9786073122825

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