Matrix (Spanish Edition)

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Matrix (Spanish Edition) by Groff, Lauren, 9788426488909
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  • ISBN: 9788426488909 | 8426488900
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/24/2023

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«El drama de monjas medievales que no sabías que necesitabas» (Vulture): un retrato de la indomable María de Francia, por la autora que deslumbró a Barack Obama y a la crítica mundial, ganadora de los premios Paul Bowles, PEN/O. Henry y Pushcart.
Uno de los mejores libros del año según The Times
Descendiente de una larga dinastía de guerreras y cruzadas, Marie es demasiado ruda y rebelde para la vida palaciega, por lo que acaba siendo expulsada de la corte y enviada a los lodazales de Inglaterra para que asuma el rol de priora de una abadía venida a menos. Al llegar, encuentra un panorama desolador donde reinan la inanición y el chismorreo. Marie añora la comodidad de la corte francesa, y también a su amante secreta, Cecily. Sin embargo, al poco tiempo se dará cuenta de que sus nuevas obligaciones le otorgan más poder del que jamás habría imaginado, un acceso a los conocimientos sobre plantas medicinales y su propio sello de lacre para la correspondencia, que le permitirá cartearse confidencialmente con quien quiera.
Tras Florida, finalista del National Book Award, Lauren Groff vuelve a sorprendernos con el retrato de María de Francia, un personaje fascinante y poco conocido de la historia que se ha convertido en icono femenino.





One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, NPR, The Financial Times, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Vulture, Marie Claire, Vox, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and more!

“A relentless exhibition of Groff’s freakish talent. In just over 250 pages, she gives us a character study to rival Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell .” – USA Today

“An electric reimagining . . . feminist, sensual . . . unforgettable.” – O, The Oprah Magazine

“Thrilling and heartbreaking.” –Time Magazine

“[A] page-by-page pleasure as we soar with her.” –New York Times

One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking Fates and Furies.
Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease.
At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie’s vision be bulwark enough?
Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff’s new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
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