Los veraneantes / The Vacationers

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  • Copyright: 2018-10-23
  • Publisher: Ediciones B Mexico
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Los veraneantes nos convierte en voyeurs de las vacaciones de una familia neoyorquina, cuyas vicisitudes contemplamos con algo de perverso deleite, como si se se tratara de una película de Woody Allen.

Para los Post, el viaje de dos semanas a Mallorca con su familia y amigos es una celebración: Franny y Jim cumplen treinta y cinco años de casados y su hija, Sylvia, se ha graduado en el instituto. La soleada isla, con sus playas y montañas, sus tapas y sus pistas de tenis, promete también una tregua de las tensiones propias de Manhattan.

Sin embargo, no todo resulta según lo planeado: durante las vacaciones salen a la luz algunos secretos, se experimentan nuevas y antiguas humillaciones, resurgen rivalidades de la infancia y se reabren viejas heridas.

Emma Straub, con empatía y humor, nos habla de lo que decidimos mostrar y lo que intentamos ocultar de nosotros mismos, del modo en que nos destrozamos unos a otros y volvemos a reconstruirnos, y de los lazos que en última


"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)

An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the 

New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers— about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.

For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Author Biography

Emma Straub es neoyorquina y ha publicado tres novelas y una antología de relatos. Ha colaborado con artículos y relatos en VogueNew York MagazineTin HouseThe New York TimesGood HousekeepingRookie y The Paris Review Daily. Vive en Brooklyn con su marido y su hijo.

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