La chica salvaje Spanish Edition of ..., Delia Owens
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La chica salvaje: Spanish Edition of Where The Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

Unabridged: 13 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 10/29/2019


Synopsis

El libro que inspiró la película 

“Una primera novela dolorosamente hermosa que es a la vez la historia de un misterioso asesinato, de una iniciación a la vida y una celebración de la naturaleza ... Owens explora las marismas desoladas de la costa de Carolina del Norte a través de los ojos de una niña abandonada. Y en su aislamiento, esa niña nos abre los ojos a las secretas maravillas (y peligros) de su propio mundo". --The New York Times Book Review

En Barkley Cove, un tranquilo pueblo de pescadores, circulan extraños rumores sobre la “chica de la marisma”. Desde los seis años, Kya deambula completamente sola entre canales y cañaverales, apenas cubierta y descalza. Aunque solo asiste un día a la escuela, la marisma y sus criaturas no tienen secretos para ella: la alimentan, la acunan, la protegen, son sus maestros y compañeras de juego. Kya aprende a descifrar los signos de la naturaleza antes de saber leer un libro. Pero su belleza no tarda en florecer: inusual, salvaje y evasiva, enciende el deseo de los muchachos del pueblo. Kya descubre el amor, su dulzura y sus trampas.

Cuando en las marismas aparece el cuerpo sin vida de Chase Andrews, todas las miradas se centran en ella, la misteriosa niña olvidada: los murmullos se convierten inmediatamente en acusaciones, las sospechas en certezas inquebrantables. El juicio, dentro y fuera del tribunal, arrastra la historia hacia su epílogo impredecible y deslumbrante.

La chica salvaje es la novela conmovedora de una infancia marcada por el abandono y de una naturaleza que se revela como una madre, no como una madrastra. Pero también es la historia de un secreto celosamente guardado que cuestiona los límites entre la verdad y la mentira, el bien y el mal.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE —The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature”(The New York Times Book Review).

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!" —Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful." —The New York Times Book Review

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Author Bio

Born in southern Georgia, author Delia Owens grew up loving nature and the wilderness. She would go as far away from her house as she could to escape population, as she rode her horse. Her mother would always tell her, "Go out yonder where the crawdads sing". Later, that phrase would be remembered. She also learned things like how to hike without stepping on rattle snakes, and to not be afraid of critters. Delia enjoyed her small town with her cherished three girlfriends.

Delia's connection to nature and her close friends had a great influence on her studies, then her writing. She loved to write at an early age, winning a writing contest in sixth grade. She had thoughts, even at that young age, that she might one day become a writer. She had many beautiful places that her nature loving family visited on vacation, so it was natural that her first book, Where the Crawdad's Sing, was set in the beautiful Carolina coastal marsh.

Delia graduated from University of Georgia and UC of Davis. In 1974 Delia and husband Mark Owen's headed to Central Kalahari, Africa to begin their extensive study of the female mammal tendency to stay in groups with their offspring. She soon discovered, by watching a pride of lions, that the males tend to wander, only returning for mating or meals, while the females stay in their birth groups forming close bonds for life. It reminded her of her own three friends from childhood, and their ability to remain friends for life.

Their experiences in Africa included hyenas and elephants. From their observations came Cry of the Kalahari, a novel and several articles for various wildlife journals and publications. They also won several awards for their many years of work.

Where the Crawdad's Sing was the beginning of her fascination with the female relationships. She currently lives in Idaho, where she can ride her horse and ski in the serenity of back country. She says not a day goes by that she does not think of the lions, hyenas, and elephants of which she became so fond. She plans to continue writing fiction, but incorporating how our evolutionary past has an influence on today's behavior in a world less wild.

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