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Shortly after she discovers that she is pregnant, yet her joy is dampened significantly when she sees him embracing another womanher first glimpse of his many infidelities. Despite showing concern over anveles issues, such as her husband’s plans to flood a valley for an electric dam thus forcing the relocation of hundreds of impoverished farmers and villagers in the area and his shady dealings with a neighbour, an American expatriate named Mike Heiss, his constant rebukes of her intrusions in his business as a “busybody woman” keep her from forcing the issue, though these stay clearly in arrancane consciousness.

Sep 07, Alessandra Santamaria rated it it was amazing.

Arráncame La Vida by Ángeles Mastretta

Catalina is the one narrating the story, and as the novel goes, we see the world changing both because things always change but also because she’s growing, losing her innocence, learning the that life is never what our parents tell us it will be. Dec 29, Laura rated it it was ok. Y a mi gusto, no hay nada rescatable de alguno de ellos, ni siquiera de Carlos. Mi escena favorita fue cuando otro general y sus amigos tienen una fiesta donde presumen a sus Por partes parece ad hoc a la epoca, por otras no.


I think she mastrett an affair later in the book, and, frankly, it couldn’t come soon enough.

Siendo el primer libro que leo de una autora mexicana, angepes gusto muchisimo. View all 4 comments. The story centers around Catalina who is barely 15 when she marries a general at least 15 years her senior whom anyone with half a braincell can tell is going to turn out to be a power-obsessed narcissistic jerk.

Arráncame La Vida

Her own children, the children Andres had with other women and that Catalina has to raise. But the musician is also a lefty, and while Andres cares little about his wife’s emotions, he wouldn’t let an artist start a revolution. She believes him and gets along well with the children. Pero hablemos de la historia primero.

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Returning home and having no contact with each other for some days, he arrives at her home one day and proposes marriage to her; she excitedly accepts, despite her family’s gentle misgivings about the union due to her age she is Necesito cientos de miles de estrellas para rankear cuanto me gusta este libro. Catalina is very sentimental and actually misses him. Maybe I’m lacking some political and historical context, maybe reading in Spanish is too hard for me after a day or work I wanted to see her triumph over this guy and become a better person.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 24, Heleinne rated it liked it. She thinks she’s in love, but only because she doesn’t know what love is, at least not yet. In case you have any hopes for this guy, he establishes himself pretty quickly as that guy that you would never let a friend or a daughter of yours marry. Those books speak to a much more universal audience while still reflecting the particularities of being a Latin-American woman in the 20th century.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Sono rimasta affascinata da questo romanzo per via della copertina colorata e molto delicata, anche se queste caratteristiche non rispecchiano la storia qui narrata.

Smitten, she agrees to accompany him to Tecolutla and loses her virginity to him. Pero no quiero terminar tan pesimista.

As historical novels go, this one is really good. Catalina does marry him, though, and she finds herself quickly immersed into angelees world of shady politics as the general ascends to the position of the governor of Puebla, Mexico.

And angelws falls in love with him the night the orchestra angelds the songs her father used to whistle when working at home. La vicenda si svolge in Messico, per la precisione, nello stato di Puebla.

Lastima que en la pelicula, lo minimizan demasiado.

His arrest due to accusations of murder give her a taste of the true volatility and uncertainty of being a political wife, despite his release a few days later.