The Marías

A family saga at the dawn of the 20th century. Five sisters, five destinies, five ways to understand the world and make their way under the shadow of a powerful mother.
Summary

This is the story of a family that emerges thanks to the early vision of the mother determined to ensure the economic future of her children. The narrator knows each detail and without euphemisms, with a stark realism, we confide the story of these characters: men and women apparently “very ordinary”, but at the time of the story they become unique and important.

“A few minutes later a young man rushed in and sat down nearby. Estela felt her agitation and the altered rhythm of her breathing. On the screen, the vampire stalked the girl in a sensual and dramatic way, his shadow hovering over the woman’s white skin as she closed her eyes feeling the pleasure of blood, death, and possession. Estela knew that the man was touching himself, giving himself the pleasure that to her was forbidden and that was now just a few feet away. The tremor reached her gently and smoothly and altered the rhythm of her breathing as much as that of the stranger, who kept his eyes fixed on the actress’s neck, breaking backwards, moaning and falling languidly into the vampire’s arms (…) This time their eyes met like two black cats on the edge of a fence. He got up without letting go and sat next to her. His hand guided hers and that afternoon Estela learned about the secret places on the bodies of men, she distinguished each of the parts and learned to play them in a way that would drive others crazy for many years". 

Category
Narrative
Fiction
Text
Beatriz García-Huidobro
Publisher
Norma
Year
2005
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-956-300-017-7
Pages
234pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
21x14cm