Luisa 1912/ Víctor 1907

A novel and its prequel take us to the Chilean Belle Époque in all its splendor and immerses us in the story of a brilliant young woman who will have to go through disappointments, lies and hard knocks of life to find the path to her freedom. With an enveloping and amusing writing, Daniela Viviani portrays the voice of an exceptional character, who is both fragile and revolutionary.
Summary
Luisa 1912

Luisa Clementina will be twenty three  years  old and,  according  to  the society in which  she lives, she will soon become a woman whose youth has remained  a treasure  that  she  could  not  take advantage of or —as  her  family would say—a sad and pathetic spinster.  Tired of living under the rules of a father who does not allow her to study medicine, Luisa  will rebel  and  give  up her  hot tub baths, the rice powders  that hide her dark complexion and  the delicacies  that the maids prepare, to now achieve what she  has been denied so much.  Disguised as a  working class man, she will  discover a  classist and imminently  masculine  world in which  women have no  voice or vote. Fortunately, she crosses  path  with Victor  Viviani, an Italian businessman, and  his  uncle Eulalio, both of whom will offer her their help  to clandestinely take the test she needs to enter university. 

Luisa 1912's book trailer: https://bit.ly/2BLW4zV

Victor 1907

While a deep discontent affects the saltpetre miners of northern Chile, twins  Victor and Luisa Carvajal dream of traveling to greater Santiago to continue their education and envision  a    prosperous future in the business world. Unfortunately,  the lack of resources affecting the family only allows for one to travel: Victor.   Luisa, confined to domestic life and overwhelmed by the news that her parents  have  communicated to her, finds no greater consolation than looking for work as a lunch boy, a job  performed exclusively by men. Being aware of her condition as a young woman,  she borrows her brother's clothes and disguises herself secretly to find the remote  possibility of freedom.   However, what begins as an innocent role-playing  will  kickstart  a progression—first  slow  and then irreversible—that will leave behind the witty and incisive Luisa she believed  herself to be. Framed in the workers' conflict that culminates  the  massacre of Iquique "Domingo Santa Maria" School, Víctor 1907 is the moving and  epic  story of a woman  ahead of her time. 

Victor 1907's booktrailer: https://bit.ly/2NZmd0L

Category
Narrative
Fiction
Text
Daniela Viviani
Publisher
Planeta
Year
2019/2020
Language
Spanish
ISBN
9789563605419/9789563607314
Pages
308pp/332pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
15X23cm