Last year, Sofía Segovia joined
by Sofia Segovia
Last year, Sofía Segovia joined us at the shop to present her captivating novella El murmullo de las abejas. Now she will be returning for a bilingual presentation of her most recent and highly anticipated novella Hurácan. Join us and be compelled by the magical realism and unique voice that Segovia eloquently instills in her work. The conversation will be moderated by our dear friend Vicky Sanz.
This novel recounts the shocking story of Aniceto Mora, the Regalado. The son of a father who doesn’t care in the heart of a family devastated by misery and resentment, Aniceto is left to his fate: his childhood transpires between poverty and the disdain of adults. With each turn of the page, we witness the rapid means of a character whose destiny is marked by fate.
A hurricane destroys the island of Cozumel leaving tragedy in his path and devastation on a night where unexpected fears, the deepest grudges and the wounds that were never healed emerge. To beat rampant and absolutely unpredictable, Hurricane takes us into the intimate world of a gallery of unique and endearing characters.
A metaphor for human pain and for a society disrupted by prejudices, apathy and selfishness, Hurricane is a masterly novel against which no reader will be indifferent and that consegrates Sofía Segovia as one of the most original and potent voices of her generation.
Sofía Segovia was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She studied communications in the University of Monterrey, thinking she would be a journalist. It was there that she discovered what she had always known: telling stories, creating them from nothing, giving a voice and dimensions to characters, that was for her. She has written comedy and musical comedy scripts, and has collaborated with others, for local amateur theater. El murmullo de las abejas was her second novella. The first, Noche de huracán, was published for the first time in 2010. She lives in Monterrey with her husband, children and three pets.
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