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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Learning to Lose


Author:  David Trueba
Publication Date:  June 22, 2010
Publisher:  Other Press

Donated ByJennifer from Reading with Tequila 

It is Sylvia’s sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin—not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field. As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia’s father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute.

Set against the maze of Madrid’s congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows these four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive, forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together.

From one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of modern life, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows.

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5 comments:

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

Tiffany PA
tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

llt806 said...

This is one title I really want to read.

Laurie (NY)
readergirls(at)gmail(dot)com

~Jennifer~ said...

Sent Learning to Lose today - DC: 0310 0480 0000 7030 9818

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

I sent this out to Laurie today.

DC is 0309 3220 0002 4086 9222

Here is the link to my review:
http://tiffanysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/07/learning-to-lose-by-david-trueba.html

Thanks so much!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Here's our review: http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/09/learning-to-lose-by-david-trueba.html

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