: Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes (Spanish Edition) ( ): Laura Restrepo: Books. Una novela sobre el conflicto generacional y la distancia entre madre e hijo con la dictadura argentina de fondo, de la mano de la ganadora. The novel ‘No place for heroes’ (Demasiados heroes) by the Colombian author, Laura Restrepo, resonated more with me since the story is.

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Lorenza, her true name rather than her code name, seemed weak despite her involvement in the resistance, seemed like she was just along for the ride. Mother and Father used to be in the “underground” in Argentina during the guerra sucia.

Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes

It is hard to imagine that she ever had any political passion or that he will ever care for anything but his video game. That’s what it looked like. Mantiene al lector interesado de principio a fin.

I think something must have been lost in the translation of the book. Rather, the boy is petulant and the mother is oddly fatigued or robotic.

No Place For Heroes by Laura Restrepo

I really wanted to like this story and rarely rate things so low. Customers who bought this item also bought. This is a story about two Colombians, a mother and a son, who are visiting Restdepo Aires. At “present,” the mom finally grants her son’s wishes to meet his father. Muy bie escrita con personajes muy bien desarrollados.


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The description of this book said it was hrroes dark comedy about a mother and son as they search for the missing “father” aka. One of the back cover blurbs compares the novel to Kiss of the Spider Woman or Waiting for Godot, but it lacks either of those works’ confidence in letting the dialogue speak for itself without having to lay everything out for us.

Jun 30, Bill rated it liked it. In the end, they begin to come to a more truthful understanding of each other and their human condition. However, it is the presentation of the resistance itself and the fear in whic Restrepo’s novel parallels two plots: There she falls in love with an Argentine militant Ramon.

But it was a nice attempt at interweaving three different stories and time periods. Restrepo describes the endless agony of those whose dear ones had ‘ disappeared’.

: Demasiados héroes (Spanish Edition) (): Laura Restrepo: Books

Share your thoughts with other customers. Their amateurish acts and provocations were punished with inhuman and terrible suppression by the secret service and the dictatorship. Share your thoughts with other customers. See all 7 demassiados. Some people may understand and enjoy the book more than I did.


The novel seems like a fictionalized autobiography. This is the blurb that made me want to read the book: Lorenza manages to take Mateo back and escapes to Bogota.

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And yet she awoke thinking that if Papaito wasn’t there with his soused breads, his overindulged ass and cattle, then she wasn’t quite sure what it was that she had inherited. The mother is an ex-Trostkyite who lived in Buenos Aires for several years during the Dirty War, where she fell in love with and married the man who became the boy’s father. Since the relationship between mother and son is hard to place due to not being able to relate to the un-ageable son and the “story” about the Dirty War is TOLD instead of becoming integrated into the storyline, it’s hard to follow.