Fiction Sylvia Torti The Scorpions Tail

ISBN 13: 9781931896177

The Scorpions Tail

4,07 valoración promedio
( 14 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781931896177: The Scorpions Tail

"The Scorpion's Tail is a novel that is simultaneously compelling, complicated and insightful. Sylvia Torti deftly unites disparate elements and voices in this tale of the Zapatista rebellion of January 1, 1994, in Chiapas, Mexico-one of the most momentous events of the beginnings of the twenty-first century. Such personages as Subcomandante Marcos appear in the book, but the real characters are the nameless rebels, villagers, visitors and soldiers whose lives collided that fateful day, impacting them forever as this rebellion reconfigured and changed the face of the post-Cold War world."-Luis J. Rodríguez

Sylvia Torti's The Scorpion's Tail won the 2005 Miguel Mármol Prize, awarded annually by Curbstone Press for the best debut work in fiction by a Latino/a writer. This suspense-filled novel explores struggles of indigenous people in southern Mexico during the Zapatista rebellion. The Scorpion's Tail encompasses both the point of view of Amy, a young US biologist inadvertently caught up in the rebellion, and that of Chan Nah K'in, an insurgent woman guerrilla. It explores the dilemma of the Hach Winik people caught between their traditional life and the modern world, where they must take aggressive political and military action to preserve their very existence. The Scorpion's Tail is also an initiation story-Amy is plunged into the social realities of Mexico, an experience that shatters her neat, isolated world of science and changes her life forever.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Sylvia Torti is the daughter of an Argentine father and American mother. She was born and raised in Ohio and lives and writes in Salt Lake City, conducting biology research in her spare time. With a PhD in biology, Torti's research has taken her to Africa, South America and Chiapas on the eve of the Zapatista rebellion.

From Booklist:

Torti, a biologist, sets her debut novel right in the center of Mexico's 1994 Zapatista Rebellion, utilizing various first-person voices, including Amy, a biology professor, and Chan Nah K'in, an indigenous woman in Chiapas, where the revolution begins. For Amy, science was "her fulfillment, her religion, and research her form of prayer." Her work involves identifying and collecting insect and butterfly specimens, and when she joins a research team traveling to Mexico, she is unaware of the revolution brewing there. In direct contrast is Chan Nah K'in, who tells of the growing women's movement among the rebels, and her direct involvement with the takeover of government buildings in the same village where Amy and her research companions are housed. Other voices include members of the Mexican military preparing to take on the "indios," while knowing nothing of the poverty and unjust treatment leading to their insurrection. Torti has written a compelling story of this sometimes-overlooked period in Mexico's history--a story enriched by its honest and disparate points of view. Deborah Donovan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Torti, Sylvia
Editorial: Curbstone Press, 268pp, Willimantic, Ct (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Soft cover Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Casa del Libro A Specialty Bookstore
(Sultan, WA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Press, 268pp, Willimantic, Ct, 2005. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. BRAND NEW. Nº de ref. de la librería 003588

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Sylvia Torti
Editorial: Curbstone Press,U.S., United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Press,U.S., United States, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Scorpion s Tail is a novel that is simultaneously compelling, complicated and insightful. Sylvia Torti deftly unites disparate elements and voices in this tale of the Zapatista rebellion of January 1, 1994, in Chiapas, Mexico-one of the most momentous events of the beginnings of the twenty-first century. Such personages as Subcomandante Marcos appear in the book, but the real characters are the nameless rebels, villagers, visitors and soldiers whose lives collided that fateful day, impacting them forever as this rebellion reconfigured and changed the face of the post-Cold War world. -Luis J. Rodriguez Sylvia Torti s The Scorpion s Tail won the 2005 Miguel Marmol Prize, awarded annually by Curbstone Press for the best debut work in fiction by a Latino/a writer. This suspense-filled novel explores struggles of indigenous people in southern Mexico during the Zapatista rebellion. The Scorpion s Tail encompasses both the point of view of Amy, a young US biologist inadvertently caught up in the rebellion, and that of Chan Nah K in, an insurgent woman guerrilla. It explores the dilemma of the Hach Winik people caught between their traditional life and the modern world, where they must take aggressive political and military action to preserve their very existence. The Scorpion s Tail is also an initiation story-Amy is plunged into the social realities of Mexico, an experience that shatters her neat, isolated world of science and changes her life forever. Nº de ref. de la librería FLT9781931896177

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Sylvia Torti
Editorial: Curbstone Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Books, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1931896178

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Sylvia Torti
Editorial: Curbstone Press,U.S., United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Press,U.S., United States, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Scorpion s Tail is a novel that is simultaneously compelling, complicated and insightful. Sylvia Torti deftly unites disparate elements and voices in this tale of the Zapatista rebellion of January 1, 1994, in Chiapas, Mexico-one of the most momentous events of the beginnings of the twenty-first century. Such personages as Subcomandante Marcos appear in the book, but the real characters are the nameless rebels, villagers, visitors and soldiers whose lives collided that fateful day, impacting them forever as this rebellion reconfigured and changed the face of the post-Cold War world. -Luis J. Rodriguez Sylvia Torti s The Scorpion s Tail won the 2005 Miguel Marmol Prize, awarded annually by Curbstone Press for the best debut work in fiction by a Latino/a writer. This suspense-filled novel explores struggles of indigenous people in southern Mexico during the Zapatista rebellion. The Scorpion s Tail encompasses both the point of view of Amy, a young US biologist inadvertently caught up in the rebellion, and that of Chan Nah K in, an insurgent woman guerrilla. It explores the dilemma of the Hach Winik people caught between their traditional life and the modern world, where they must take aggressive political and military action to preserve their very existence. The Scorpion s Tail is also an initiation story-Amy is plunged into the social realities of Mexico, an experience that shatters her neat, isolated world of science and changes her life forever. Nº de ref. de la librería FLT9781931896177

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Torti, Sylvia
Editorial: Curbstone Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Books, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111931896178

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,68
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Torti, Sylvia
Editorial: Curbstone Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Pr, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 268 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 1931896178

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,99
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,80
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Torti, Sylvia
Editorial: Curbstone Books
ISBN 10: 1931896178 ISBN 13: 9781931896177
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Curbstone Books. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1931896178 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1748442

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,22
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío