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by Marie Arana

  • Author: Marie Arana
  • ISBN: 0385342586
  • ISBN13: 978-0385342582
  • ePub: 1479 kb | FB2: 1424 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: The Dial Press; First Edition edition (December 30, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Lima Nights ePub download

Brilliantly realized, erotic, unsentimental,Lima Nightsis a unique love story and a stunning work of fiction that will reverberate long after its final page. Born in Lima, Peru, she now lives in Washington, . Библиографические данные.

Brilliantly realized, erotic, unsentimental,Lima Nightsis a unique love story and a stunning work of fiction that will reverberate long after its final page. Lima Nights: A Novel.

Arana is certainly capable of producing well-formed prose. But in this novel, even more than in "Cellophane", plot deficiencies challenge the reader

Born in Lima, Peru, she now lives in Washington, . Arana is certainly capable of producing well-formed prose. But in this novel, even more than in "Cellophane", plot deficiencies challenge the reader. A (white) middle-aged family man, not above the occasional one night stand, suddenly falls for a 15, soon to be 16, year old (indian) girl he meets at a nightclub. He just happens to be the first customer into whose pocket she slips her name and phone number. After a few encounters he hatches a poorly considered plan to turn a family vacation at the beach into a seaside rendezvous with her.

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Автор: Marie Arana Название: Lima nights Издательство: Random .

Marie Arana's style, originality, and trenchant wit will establish her as one of the most audacious talents in fiction today and Cellophane as one of the most evocative and spirited novels of the year.

Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: He attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, and has the occasional, fleeting assignation. Then he meets Maria Fernandez, a dancer at a tango bar in a rough part of town. The beautiful fifteen-year-old intoxicates him.

Even though he sells camera equipment, he is able to sustai I thoroughly enjoyed Marie Arana's writing style, and I quite look forward to reading more from her in the future. I hate to admit it, but I knew nothing at all of Peru before reading this book, so although this is a work of fiction, I found the violence, the racial conflict, the political issues, and the drastic difference between social classes surprising.

Flash forward twenty years: Against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together

Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: He attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, and has the occasional, fleeting assignation. Flash forward twenty years: Against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together. But when Maria finally presses for a formal commitment, feelings long suppressed erupt in a tense endgame that sends both of them hurtling toward a dangerous resolution that will forever alter their lives.

Born in Lima, Peru, she now lives in Washington, .

Marie Arana was born in Peru, the daughter of Jorge Arana Cisneros, a Peruvian born civil engineer, and Marie Elverine Clapp Campbell, an American from Kansas and Boston, whose family has deep roots in United States. She moved with her parents to Summit, New Jersey (United States) at the age of 9, achieved her . in Russian at Northwestern University, her .

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From a National Book Award finalist—for her memoir American Chica—and the author of the acclaimed novel Cellophane comes this spare, powerful story of sexual obsession and its consequences.Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: he attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, has the occasional, fleeting assignation. . . . Until he meets Maria Fernandez, a dancer at a tango bar in a rough part of town. The beautiful sixteen-year-old intoxicates him. An indigenous dark-skinned Peruvian, she represents everything his safe white world does not, and soon he can’t get her out of his mind. They begin a passionate affair, one that will destroy his marriage and shatter the only reality he’s ever known.Flash forward twenty years: against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together. But when Maria finally presses for a formal commitment, feelings long suppressed erupt in a tense endgame that sends both of them hurtling toward a dangerous resolution that will forever alter their lives.Brilliantly realized, erotic, unsentimental, Lima Nights is a unique love story and a stunning work of fiction that will reverberate long after its final page.
MegaStar
Lima Nights is a rather deceptive title, one that suggests thanks to the cover, that the reader is in for a romp with putas. The review I read in The New York Times, not the title, not the cover, is why I purchased the book--and, wow, am I delighted I did. It is now going to be one of the books I have my college writing classes read. (There is one factual piece that I question, however. Here in South Florida our bougainvilleas do not have any wonderful aromas, but maybe they do in Peru.)
Bluhm's family originated in Germany. Maria's originated at the mouth of the Amazon. And this is the love story of the older man and a teenage girl who works two jobs, one as a dancer in a little bar. So the prostitute part is there but only tangentially.
Bluhm is married and lives in the house his grandfather purchased when he immigrated to Peru. And he has two sons who are essentially the age of Maria. I will not spoil the plot by saying more about what happens although the reader will already have predicated that. But this is a story told by a very skilled novelist, one in which the reader is allowed to see multiples of points of view. It is also the story of racism, of white men--and Bluhm has three buddies his age who are also womanizers--who use women and then discard them. And it is rich in irony.
One scene in particular stands out for me: Maria's dollhouse that Bluhm made for her. The house Bluhm owns becomes the metaphor that carries the ironic plot. I won't say any more than that.
The reader is exposed to so much about the Peruvian culture where poverty is rampant, where the Incas are less-thans when in fact they are so much more than the white people who have exploited so much of the Western Hemisphere.
Vetibert
Arana is certainly capable of producing well-formed prose. But in this novel, even more than in "Cellophane", plot deficiencies challenge the reader.

A (white) middle-aged family man, not above the occasional one night stand, suddenly falls for a 15, soon to be 16, year old (indian) girl he meets at a nightclub. He just happens to be the first customer into whose pocket she slips her name and phone number. After a few encounters he hatches a poorly considered plan to turn a family vacation at the beach into a seaside rendezvous with her. His wife figures it out, and has moved his family, including his mother, even including most of the furniture, out of his house before he returns. Things seem to happen fast in Peru.

Or, maybe not. Twenty plus years then pass (quickly, in page count) with the man and younger woman living together in his house. They don't seem to learn much about each other in that time. She wants to get married, and there seems to be no real impediment beyond the social opposition of a white-indian union. But from whom? His drinking buddies? His estranged family? His coworkers at menial jobs?

The "last act" is an awkward blend of Greek tragedy and slapstick comedy. Misunderstanding after misunderstanding, just missed opportunity after just missed opportunity. Within limits, it can work. Shakespeare, for example, pulled it off on a smaller scale in "Romeo and Juliet". But Arana's plot asks too much. (And, smooth as she is, she's no Shakespeare.)

I made it through the book because the prose is so well turned. But, when I was done, I could only shake my head about the story.
Flamehammer
The plot of this book is adequately summarized above in the publishers weekly review which accompanies its amazon listing. On paper, the plot may sound rather pedantic - older married man with cold, distant wife falls in love with beautiful younger woman, leaves wife, etc. etc.

In fact, this particular story is compelling and the telling of it is done masterfully - I couldn't put the book down. In spare prose, the author weaves a powerful story. The story is also enhanced by its romantic setting in politically unstable Peru in the 1980s, and its associated themes of racial and class conflict.

What makes this book extraordinary, however, is the author's wisdom - particularly the insights her characters impart on the mysterious workings of the human heart. The reader is left with a better understanding of love, and a greater compassion for those who make inexplicable and seemingly poor decisions because of love.
Tane
Good read.
DrayLOVE
an entertaining read,reminiscent of the Lima I know....highlights the economic and
cultural divide of the peruvian metropolis.Her characters are believable and her
humor knowledgeable.I couldn't put the book down for long!!!
Xig
Really good book!
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