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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez

Language: English

Summary: Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters – Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia – arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind.

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I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del 24/04/2020

In onore a Luis Sepúlveda, oggi abbiamo parlato di letteratura latinoamericana. Eccovi i titoli emersi durante questo incontro: nb: vengono omessi i classici del realismo magico che sono stati letti da tutte. Argentina Betibú, Claudia Piñeiro L’Aleph, Jorge Luis Borges I vent’anni di Luz e Lezione di Tango, Elsa Osorio Cile L’albergo delle donne tristi, Marcela Serrano Il postino di Neruda, Antonio Skármeta Tutta l’opera … Continue reading I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del 24/04/2020

Life after my saucepans: lifting the lid on living in the Dominican Republic

Author: Lindsay de Feliz Language: English Summary: In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans … Continue reading Life after my saucepans: lifting the lid on living in the Dominican Republic

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Life After My Saucepans: Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic

Author: Lindsay De Feliz

Language: English

Summary: In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the story with Lindsay and Danilo living in hiding, away from the beaches and tourist resorts, in the mountainous, remote, sparsely populated north-west of the country. Will Danilo return to politics, will they turn their lives around and will they adapt to their new surroundings? While visitors will recognise the descriptions of local men who scam foreign women (sanky pankys), they will also experience a different side of the country from Lindsay’s colourful narrative where the friendly, yet quirky, nature of the Dominican people is uncovered. Full of incident, adventure, laughter and tears Lindsay describes her day-to-day life with her indomitable husband Danilo, as she comes to realise this is where she was always meant to be. – Source: Amazon.com

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La Fiesta del Chivo

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Language: Spanish

Summary: En La Fiesta del Chivo asistimos a un doble retorno. Mientras Urania Cabral visita a su padre en Santo Domingo, volvemos a 1961, cuando la capital dominicana aún se llamaba Ciudad Trujillo. Allí un hombres que no suda tiraniza a tres millones de personas sin saber que se gesta una maquiavélica transición a la democracia. Vargas Llosa, un clásico contemporáneo, relata el fin de una era dando voz, entre otros personajes históricos, al impecable e implacable general Trujillo, apodado el Chivo, y al sosegado y hábil doctor Balaguer (sempiterno presidente de la República Dominicana). Con una precisión difícilmente superables, este peruano universal muestra que política puede consistir en abrirse camino entre cadáveres, y que un ser inocente puede convertirse en un regalo truculento. Fuente: amazon.com

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