Me voy con vosotros para siempre (Paperback)

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By Fred Chappell, Eduardo Jordá (Translated by)
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Description


Jess’s childhood is spent peacefully on a farm in the mountains of North Carolina with his parents and grandmother. Every so often his life is happily interrupted by visits from his eccentric relatives, such as his womanizing uncle Luden who sought fortune in California, his uncle Zeno and his endless stories, his volatile uncle Gurton and his impressive beard, the country singer Samantha Barefoot, and his uncle Runkin, who travels with his coffin in search of the perfect epitaph. But his life is also altered with the arrival of Johnson Gibbs, an orphaned teenager who the family hires as a farmhand, and who joins him in his mischief.

 

La infancia de Jess transcurre apaciblemente junto a sus padres y su abuela en una granja de las montañas de Carolina del Norte. De vez en cuando su vida se ve alegremente alterada con las visitas de excéntricos parientes como su mujeriego tío Luden que buscó fortuna en California, su tío Zeno y sus cuentos interminables, su volátil tío Gurton y su impresionante barba, la cantante de country Samantha Barefoot y su tío Runkin, quien viajaba con su ataúd buscando la frase perfecta para su epitafio. Pero su vida también es alterada con la llegada de Johnson Gibbs, un adolescente huérfano que contratan como bracero, a quien secundará de inmediato en sus travesuras.

About the Author


Fred Chappell is an author and poet who was a longtime English professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His novels include "Dagon," "Brighten the Corner Where You Are," and "Shadow Box."

Praise For…


"[A] novel to put on the shelf with Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty."  —Washington Post, on the English-language edition


"[A] fine technician of narrative prose who writes with marvelous economy, gives his characters letter-perfect dialogue and describes them with wonderful vividness."  —New York Times Book Review, on the English-language edition


"Not since James Agee and Robert Penn Warren has a Southern writer displayed such masterful versatility. Together with only a handful of his American contemporaries, Chappell reminds us of the almost forgotten phrase 'man of letters.'"  —Los Angeles Times, on the English-language edition


"[A] gifted spinner of fictions that often verge on fantasy and the tall tale."  —Publishers Weekly, on the English-language edition


Product Details
ISBN: 9788493659745
ISBN-10: 8493659746
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 240
Language: Spanish