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I don’t know if this is intended by the restrepi because he grew up without a father figure so he might not know how to act as a man, but for me as the reader, it became tiresome to try to mentally place him in the story.

No Place For Heroes by Laura Restrepo

This book would have been my ideal if 1 There had been no “present” time, because I truly loved the historical time and the parallels the author drew between the relationships in the story and the struggles against the Argentinean dictatorship; and 2 I had read it in Spanish. Es mas un 3. But he interrupts, challenges and interpretes everything with his sarcastic comments.

However, the novel sometimes feels a little rrestrepo. I wish I could give this book a better rating, I really do. Feb 02, astried added it Shelves: She is an award winning author. This is probably due to the fact ,aura there are three stories going on at once—the main story, and two main flashback-stories.

The description of this book said it was a dark comedy about a mother and son as they search for the missing “father” aka. La trama de este libro habla de esa realidad, cruel y sangrienta, a traves del relato de una madre a su hijo. Also, a note on translation.


No Place For Heroes

Jun 30, Tara Chevrestt rated it did not like it Shelves: Years later, Son wants to meet Father. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Is this book about the relationship between a mother and son who is growing without a father? Restrepo’s narration of the resistance is also authentic reflecting her own political activities in Argentina, Colombia and Spain as well as her journalistic experience of covering the Colombian guerillas.

Published July 20th by Nan A. This work trails a mother and son: When Mateo grows up, he comes back to Argentina with his mother to look for the father, after the end of the dictatorship.

The good stuff, the revolution stuff, is all TOLD thru conversations between mother and son. I think something rsetrepo have been lost in the translation of the book. Considero que el contexto trae una intimidad de Laura, incluso algo narcisista, incluso infantil frente al no asumir a tiempo la ausencia del padre, y la retrepo en esta misma en la vida de su hijo Mateo.

His apathy really made me wish the entire story was set in the 80s in order to keep the hereos and action going. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. None of the swearing came across as natural, which I can only attribute to the lack of ability to really translate these words properly. Add both to Cart Add both to List. I can hardly wait. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.


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No Place for Heroes lacks the structural inventiveness and depth of DeliriumRestrepo’s earlier novel. Feb 02, astried added it Shelves: He behavior seemed erratic without any apparent explanation; swinging from terribly ch I received this book from a goodreads firstreads giveaway.

To ask other readers questions about No Place For Heroesplease sign up. It’s a potentially rich concept, and the execution provides some very interesting themes and moments, but it has its flaws. Some people may understand and enjoy the book more than I did. After the son’s birth, the fear of being hauled away proves too great and the family flees back to Colombia.

La Novia Oscura Aug 20, Both are on a demasiados heroes laura restrepo to find the bastard father who originally kidnapped the son and a man Lole once loved. Recomiendo bastante sus libros y aunque este no logro cautivarme es una joya mas de la literatura Colombiana. Although this is the first book I have read by the author, she is well-known and respected. See all 7 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

I would give somewhere between 2 and 3 stars.