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El club de los mentirosos

Author: Mary Karr; Lena Dunham; Regina López Muñoz
Publisher: [Madrid] : Editorial Periférica ; Errata naturae editores, 2018. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Spanish : Tercera ediciónView all editions and formats
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The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orange - a place where the only bookstores are religious ones and the restaurants serve only fried food. A handful of the Leechfield oil workers gather regularly at the American Legion Bar to drink salted beer and spin long, improbable tales. They're the Liars' Club. And to the girl
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mary Karr; Mary Karr; Mary Karr; Mary Karr
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Karr; Lena Dunham; Regina López Muñoz
ISBN: 9788416291533 8416291535 9788416544455 841654445X
OCLC Number: 1089291059
Language Note: Translated from the English.
Notes: Translation of: Liar's club: a memoir.
Description: 517 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prólogo --
Texas, 1961 --
Colorado, 1963 --
Texas otra vez, 1980 --
Agradecimientos --
Epílogo / de Lena Dunham.
Other Titles: Liars' Club.
Responsibility: Mary Karr ; epílogo de Lena Dunham ; traducción de Regina López Muñoz.

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The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orange - a place where the only bookstores are religious ones and the restaurants serve only fried food. A handful of the Leechfield oil workers gather regularly at the American Legion Bar to drink salted beer and spin long, improbable tales. They're the Liars' Club. And to the girl whose father is the club's undisputed champion mythmaker, they exude a fatal glamour - one that lifts her from ordinary life. But there are other lies. Darker, more hidden. Her mother's unimaginable past threatens the family's very sanity. Mary Karr looks back through younger eyes to exorcise those demons: a mad, puritanical grandmother; a vast inheritance squandered in one year flat; endless emptied bottles; and the darknesses inflicted on an eight-year-old girl. This voice explodes with antic, wit, stripped of self-pity. Miraculously, it makes a journey into joy. Here is a "terrific family of liars redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."

"La tragicómica niñez de Mary en una localidad petrolera del este de Texas nos presenta a unos personajes tan singulares como divertidos: un padre bebedor, una hermana que con doce años le planta cara a un sheriff, una madre con un sinfin de matrimonios a sus espaldas --y cuyos secretos amenazan con destruirlos a todos--. Precisamente, será la madre, ese personaje maravilloso, quien se convertirá a lo largo del libro en la clave de esta gran historia, de esta novela autobiográfica e inolvidable, Cuando se publicó por primera vez en Estados Unidos, El club de los mentirosos fue en éxito arrollador y elevó el arte de la narrativa memorialística a un nivel completamente nuevo. Fue recibido con entusiasmo por los lectores y la crítica, fascinados por este relato de una infancia de los años sesenta fuera de lo común, tremendamente conmovedor pero desprovisto de sentimentalismos."--Page 4 of cover.

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