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The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis
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Jul 16, 15

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-version, adult-fiction, historical, multiple-time-periods, diverse-books
Read in April, 2010

The Invisible Mountain is a fantastic debut novel in the tradition of such Latin American authors as Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez (though it doesn't quite reach his caliber).

De Robertis tells the story of three generations of women in Uruguay. There is a touch of magic realism in the beginning, as if in homage to authors that came before. From there, the story becomes more grounded in historically based political upheavel and tyrrany.

I listened to this (the narrator was spectacular), but I wish I'd read it to savor the descriptions of Uruguay and these women's lives. It is a heartbreaking, infuriating read at times, but very well done. I look forward to reading more by De Robertis in the future.

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