Una semana de octubre

Una semana de octubre

Book - 2010 | Spanish
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A Week in October is a thriller for those who usually prefer a good love story. Clara Griffin, the beautiful wife of a successful Chilean architect, courageously confronts a life-threatening illness while recording her thoughts and experiences in her journal in the guise of a novel. What develops is a thinly veiled version of her own life, her disappointment with their cold marriage, her reminiscences of childhood, and the death that seems to surround her. Her husband discovers the notebook and is stunned: How does she know that he had a mistress all these years? Is he really such a fatuous bore? Could it be true that his sick wife had a passionate love affair with one of his colleagues, right under his nose? Is this just a fictional story--he asks himself, turning the pages--or his wife's very personal diary as she awaits death? A Week in October is Elizabeth Subercaseaux's first novel to be translated into English. This extraordinary tale about erotic tension, deception, and resilience keeps us in suspense, between laughter and tears, until the unexpected, haunting ending that ponders the mysteries of a woman's heart, where truth is a lie and a lie is truth." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Santiago, Chile : Suma de Letras, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1a. ed
Description: 194 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9789562396936
Branch Call Number: SP Sube


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May 25, 2015

Cada día más debilitada por el cáncer que la afecta, Clara Griffin escribe en un cuaderno sus reflexiones, sentimientos y experiencias. Y lo guarda en uno de los cajones de la cocina. Es ahí donde su marido, un arquitecto chileno, lo encuentra, sin poder vencer la tentación de leerlo. Sorprendido, Clemente descubre que Clara posee una vida que él ignoraba, que está al tanto de su vida que él creía ocultos (como haber tenido una amante por muchos años), y que enfrenta su enfermedad con un coraje que nunca imaginó posible. Aunque le es difícil distinguir entre qué es verdad y qué fantasía en lo narrado, Clemente se da cuenta, demasiado tarde y por primera vez, cuánto ama a su mujer.


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