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It begins with two disappearances: that of a deaf boy from a small town in Guatemala, and of Clara, the daughter of a rich banker and kindly tyrant. Is there a connection between the disappearances? What roles do Clara's lover and family lawyer, her bodyguards, and the doctors in a shady hospital play in it? Can any form of love and justice exist amidst violence? Los sordos is a absorbing thriller and a ruthless portrait of today's Guatemala.

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  • ISBN: 6071121124
  • ISBN: 9786071121127
  • Physical Description: 232 p. 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1. ed.
  • Publisher: Mexico, D.F. Alfaguara, 2012.

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Summary, etc.:
It begins with two disappearances: that of a deaf boy from a small town in Guatemala, and of Clara, the daughter of a rich banker and kindly tyrant. Is there a connection between the disappearances? What roles do Clara's lover and family lawyer, her bodyguards, and the doctors in a shady hospital play in it? Can any form of love and justice exist amidst violence? Los sordos is a absorbing thriller and a ruthless portrait of today's Guatemala.
"Los sordos se inicia con dos desapariciones: la de un nino sordo en un pueblo del interior guatemalteco y la de Clara, hija de un banquero rico y "amable tirano". Hay alguna conexion entre ambos hechos? Que papel juegan Javier, amante de Clara y abogado de la familia, los guardaespaldas de Clara y de su padre, y los medicos que dirigen un hospital de practicas sospechosas? Es posible aun alguna forma de amor y de justicia en medio de la violencia? Un apasionante thriller que es tambien un retrato implacable de la Guatemala actual."--P. [4] of cover.
Language Note:
Text in Spanish.
Subject: Deaf children > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Guatemala > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, Spanish.
Guatemalan fiction > 21st century.
Spanish fiction > 21st century.
Niños sordos > Novela.
Niños desaparecidos > Novela.
Guatemala > Novela.
Novela policíaca.
Deaf children.
Detective and mystery stories, Spanish.
Guatemalan fiction.
Missing persons.
Spanish fiction.
Guatemala.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.

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