Carolina De Robertis, author of Perla, on tour May 2012

Posted By on April 9, 2012

About Perla

• Hardcover: 256 pages
• Publisher: Knopf (March 27, 2012)

Perla Correa grew up a privileged only child in Buenos Aires with a polished yet aloof mother and a straight-laced Naval officer father, whose profession she learned early not to disclose in a country still reeling from the abuses perpetrated by the deposed military dictatorship. Although Perla understands that her parents were on the wrong side of the conflict, her love for her Papá is unconditional. But when she is startled by an uninvited visitor, she begins a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has long suppressed, and make a wrenching decision about who she is, and will become.

About Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis is the author of Perla and The Invisible Mountain, which was an international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, the recipient of Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a Best Book of 2009 according to the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, and BookList. Her writings and literary translations have appeared in Zoetrope: Allstory, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is the translator of Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai, which was just made into a film, and Roberto Ampuero’s internationally bestselling The Neruda Case, which will be published for the first time in English in July 2012. De Robertis has been awarded a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

De Robertis grew up in a Uruguayan family that immigrated to England, Switzerland, and California. Prior to completing her first book, she worked in women’s rights organizations for ten years, on issues ranging from rape to immigration. She lives in Oakland, California, where she is currently elbow-deep in writing her third novel, which explores migration, sexual frontiers, and the tango’s Old Guard in early twentieth century South America.

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Carolina’s Tour Stops

Thursday, May 10th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Monday, May 14th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, May 16th: nomadreader

Thursday, May 17th: A Novel Source

Friday, May 18th: The Book Garden

Monday, May 21st: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Wednesday, May 23rd: Book Reviews by Molly

Friday, May 25th:  Unabridged Chick

Monday, May 28th: Just Joanna

Tuesday, May 29th: Take Me Away

Monday, June 4th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, June 5th: lit*chick

Wednesday, June 6th: Unabridged Chick – author interview

Thursday, June 7th: Man of La Book


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