Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Invisible Mountain

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Breaking the Spine.

Title: The Invisible Mountain

Author: Carolina De Robertis

Pub. Date: August 25, 2009 Review
Book Description

From the verdant hills of Rio de Janeiro to Evita Perón’s glittering Buenos Aires, from the haven of a corner butcher shop to the halls of the United States Embassy in Montevideo, this gripping novel—at once expansive and lush with detail—examines the intertwined fates of a continent and a family in upheaval. The Invisible Mountain is a deeply intimate exploration of the search for love and authenticity in the lives of three women, and a penetrating portrait of the small, tenacious nation of Uruguay, shaken by the gales of the twentieth century.

On the first day of the year 1900, a small town deep in the Uruguayan countryside gathers to witness a miracle—the mysterious reappearance of a lost infant, Pajarita—and unravel its portents for the century. Later, as a young woman in the capital city—Montevideo, brimming with growth and promise—Pajarita begins a lineage of fiercely independent women with her enamored husband, Ignazio, a young immigrant from Italy and the inheritor of both a talent for boat making and a latent, more sinister family trait. Their daughter, Eva, a fragile yet ferociously stubborn beauty intent on becoming a poet, overcomes an early, shattering betrayal to embark on a most unconventional path toward personal and artistic fulfillment. And Eva’s daughter, Salomé, awakening to both her sensuality and political convictions amid the violent turmoil of the late 1960s, finds herself dangerously attracted to a cadre of urban guerrilla rebels, despite the terrible consequences of such principled fearlessness.

Provocative, heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, The Invisible Mountain is a poignant celebration of the potency of familial love, the will to survive in the most hopeless of circumstances, and, above all, the fierce, fortifying connection between mother and daughter.

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  1. There don't seem to be enough books set in South America, so I'm glad to see a new one is coming out.

  2. This sounds like a terrific story, and I don't remember ever reading anything set in Uruguay. What a find, I'm going to watch for this one.

  3. This one does sound interesting!! I really like the cover!

  4. I've just been asked by the publishers to review this book. I hadn't heard of it before then, but it looks really good. I was looking for more South American books so this is perfect. I hope it is as good as it looks!

  5. Oh Jackie...I am jealous you get to review this one. I hope it's as good as it looks :)

  6. I really like books set in South America, so this one looks great to me. The publication date is not too far from now, so that is a plus, and I also really like the cover.


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