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Vigil: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) Cecilia Samartin 1416549528 9781416549529 Samartins disappointing latest (after Tarnished Beauty) queasily alternates between past and present, as Ana, tending to her dying lover, reflects on the
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Vigil: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) by Cecilia Samartin

Samartins disappointing latest (after Tarnished Beauty) queasily alternates between past and present, as Ana, tending to her dying lover, reflects on the events that have brought her to this point. Samartin is at her best dealing with Anas harsh childhood in war-torn El Salvador. But the story loses strength after a sympathetic nun arranges for Anas entry to the U.S. Once in California, Ana attends school and, upon graduation, enters a convent. But before taking her vows, she works as a nanny for the wealthy Trellis family, and the temporary job becomes permanent as Ana becomes increasingly involved in the Trellis family. However, the characters are so thin that its difficult to care about Ana or the Trellises, and the domestic dramas and descriptions of Anas household duties that make up the bulk of the book are less than exciting, while the plot twist at the end is predictable and hokey. Samartins writing, while sometimes fine, is often clotted with clumsy metaphors (a piano reminds Ana of an eagle on the wing soaring through the sky). The novels derivative premise is its most distinguishing feature. (July) Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Author: Cecilia Samartin

Language: English

Edition: Original

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 404

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Publication Date: 2009-07-21

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ISBN: 1416549528


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