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View or edit your browsing history. I think something must have been lost in the translation of the book.

I even noticed the occasional Spanish noun-adjective word order, lajra is only confusing when rendered in English. Aurelia and Ramon, Mateo’s father, had been part of the resistance trying to overthrow the Argentinian dictatorship.

La multitud errante Biblioteca Breve Spanish Edition. The novel really builds until the end, and there’s a final twist that is worth the wait. It is hard to imagine that she ever had Another Giveaways restrspo for me. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. I’m giving this 3 stars on Goodreads because of how much I did enjoy the flashbacks, but that’s all.

Latin American Affairs: No place for héros – novel by Laura Restrepo

Showing of 7 reviews. Ships from and sold by Amazon. This work trails a mother and son: El Leopardo al Sol: SHOW me, don’t tell me. The mom, Lole, tells the story to her somewhat whiny, but brave teengage son.

Another issue that I had was the mother simply told the story. It is hard to imagine that she ever had any political passion or that he will ever care for anything but his video game.


Jun 30, Bill rated it liked it. I had to continue and I finally bailed over a quarter thru. Buy the selected items together This item: Set up a giveaway. A friend gave me this one for my birthday, and I read it in about four days. Ramon knows Lorenza’s plan but lets her get away. No Place for Heroes is an addition to that long tradition of the eternal odd couple—in works ranging from Waiting for Godot to Kiss of the Spider Woman —waiting for their fortunes to change, written by one of the most talented and internationally celebrated authors at work today.

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No Place For Heroes by Laura Restrepo

Lorenza gets even madder when a narco mafia group threatens her and her family for repayment of a large sum of money Ramon had taken from them with a cheque in which Lorenza’s signature was forged. See all 7 reviews. Mother takes Son to BsAs to find him.

Parts of it seem to be trying too hard. Sep 19, Kristy rated it really liked it. Alfaguara July 26, Language: It doesn’t help that he already knows half of the story beforehand, it helps even less that there’s little reason for him to not know just the half of it.

There the marriage fell apart, and the couple separated. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Madre e hijo usan lenguajes supremamente distintos, y aun asi sus conversaciones logran dejar perplejo al lector y meterlo a las calles de Buenos Aires a vivir sus historias y a escuchar sus “tragedias”.

Return to Book Page. Lorenza goes to Argentina to recover the son and finds him in Bariloche happily enjoying with Ramon horse riding and walking around the scenic Testrepo area. Read more Read less. Restrepo describes the endless agony of those whose dear ones had ‘ disappeared’.


Part of me wanted to credit it to the conflicting emotions he was going through regarding his father, but it didn’t come off restrepp genuine. She wants Mateo, the son to grow in peace in Colombia. Very interesting to read about life under the Argentine military dictatorship from the perspective of a foreigner Colombian. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

To ask other readers questions about No Place For Heroesplease sign up. Are You an Author? Somehow, it managed just that. He desperately wants to meet him and get to know who this mysterious man in his life is.

No Place For Heroes

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In her words, this was the beginning of the fall of the dictatorship. I can hardly wait. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for demasiadod on demasiados heroes laura restrepo go. Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer. Her back-and-forth storytelling keeps the pace moving. Normally I really enjoy dialogue but this time it fell flat. Or is this novel about the 70s Dirty War?

Mother and Father used to be in the “underground” in Argentina during the guerra sucia.