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Chiquita / Premio Alaguara 2008 Antonio Orlando Rodríguez

Chiquita / Premio Alaguara 2008

Antonio Orlando Rodríguez

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ISBN : 9788466322980
Paperback
660 pages
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Twenty six inch tall Espiridiona Cenda disembarks in late 19th Century New York with one goal in mind becoming the city s most successful singer and dancer with her stage name, Chiquita: The Living Doll.This imaginary biography of the real lifeMoreTwenty six inch tall Espiridiona Cenda disembarks in late 19th Century New York with one goal in mind becoming the city s most successful singer and dancer with her stage name, Chiquita: The Living Doll.This imaginary biography of the real life woman recreates the adventures and misfortunes of Chiquita, an alluring and independent woman that lived to become one of the highest paid celebrities in the Vaudeville theatres and fairs of her day.The star of fiery romances, owner of a magic talisman, and witness to countless political intrigues, Chiquita comes to life in these pages as an unforgettable literary character in all her glory, genius, cruelty and charm. Elegant, humorous, and brimming with adventures, the novel is an ambitious fresco of a period that abounded in social transformations and technological miracles, where the mightiest of countries fought for territories, where underground brotherhoods diligently worked to turn the world in to a great Arcadia, and where human curiosities exerted a strange fascination among the crowds. Spanish Description:Espiridiona Cenda, una joven cubana de solo veintiseis pulgadas de estatura, llega a la NuevaYork de fines del siglo XIX con el deseo de triunfar como bailarina y cantante. Esta biografia imaginaria de un personaje real recrea con libertad y una fabulacion ilimitada las aventuras y desventuras de Chiquita, una mujer seductora e independiente que llego a convertirse en una de las celebridades mejor pagadas de los teatros de vaudeville y las ferias de su tiempo.Elegante, humoristica y llena de peripecias,la novela es un ambicioso fresco de una epoca prodiga en transformaciones sociales y milagros tecnologicos, en que las potencias se disputaban territorios, las cofradias secretas no habian perdido la esperanza de convertir el mundo en una gran Arcadia y las curiosidades humanas ejercian una extrana atraccion sobre las multitudes. Protagonista de amores tempestuosos, duena de un talisman magico y testigo de intrigas diplomaticas, la liliputiense Chiquita vuelve a la vida en estas paginas, con todo su genio,su crueldad y su encanto, convertida en un personaje literario inolvidable.