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Ten Women

Ten Women

Written by Marcela Serrano

Narrated by Marisol Ramirez


Ten Women

Written by Marcela Serrano

Narrated by Marisol Ramirez

ratings:
3.5/5 (9 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Feb 25, 2014
ISBN:
9781480572942
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Nominated for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award

"Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness." -Marcela Serrano

Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of her dog over that of most humans, the women don't have much in common on the surface. And yet as they tell their stories, unlikely common threads are discovered, bonds are formed, and lives are transformed. The women represent the many cultural, racial, and social groups that modern Chile is composed of-from housekeeper to celebrity television personality-and together their stories form a pastiche that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. This is an intricately woven, beautifully rendered tale of the universal bonds between women from one of Latin America's most celebrated novelists.

Released:
Feb 25, 2014
ISBN:
9781480572942
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Marcela Serrano nació en Santiago de Chile. Licenciada en Grabado por la Universidad Católica, entre 1976 y 1983 trabajó en diversos ámbitos de las artes visuales, especialmente en instalaciones y acciones artísticas (entre ellas el body art). Entre sus novelas -que han sido publicadas con gran éxito en Latinoamérica y en Europa, han sido llevadas al cine y se han traducido a varios idiomas- destacan Nosotras que nos queremos tanto (1991), galardonada en el año 1994 con el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, distinción concedida a la mejor novela hispanoamericana escrita por mujeres; Para que no me olvides (1993), que obtuvo en 1994 el Premio Municipal de Literatura en Santiago de Chile; Antigua vida mía (1995), El albergue de las mujeres tristes (1997), Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1999) y Diez mujeres (2012), todas ellas publicadas por Alfaguara. También es autora del libro de relatos Dulce enemiga mía (2013).

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  • (4/5)
    In Santiago, Chile, ten women--nine patients and their therapist--meet. Normally the women receive individual therapy, but this time the therapist, Natasha, wants them all together in a group session. They will all talk about their lives.They're all very different women, different backgrounds, different experiences. An elderly former actress, a nineteen-year-old computer whiz, a housekeeper, a woman from a wealthy, connected family, women who have struggled to become or remain middle class. The last story we get is Natasha's own, an immigrant with a broken and traumatic past of her own.Yet despite the differences and the great gulfs between them, there are common threads. They find commonalities and recurring themes, experiences and struggles that link them all.And for the American reader, not the original intended audience, it's a look at women in Chile, and how their experiences are both like and unlike our own. The women are all compelling; they do not all seem likable at first, and yet with each there is something to connect with. Chile's 20th century history, which younger readers may not have encountered before, plays a central role in the lives of these women.I of course can't directly judge the quality of the translation, the result seems very good to me, clear and understandable without sounding like American voices are speaking. The narrator is also very good.Recommended.I bought this audiobook.
  • (4/5)
    Ten WomenMarcela SerranoA poignant, thoughtful, and moving look deep into the lives of nine women and the woman that brought them to this healing point in their lives. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️SUMMARYNine Chilean women from different walks of life are brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to share their stories with each other. From a teenage girl confronting her sexual identity to a middle-aged recluse, these women have nothing in common. The women represent many cultural, racial, and social groups that comprised modern Chile. From housekeeper to celebrity television personality, together their stories form a collage that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. As the women tell their stories many unlikely common threads are discovered and bonds are formed. Their separate stories form an intricately woven tale of triumph, heartache and healing that will resonate with women everywhere. “How these women move me. How they sadden me. Why did half of humanity take on such a great burden and leave the other half to rest?”REVIEWWhat a interesting work of fiction! By having each woman tell her own story you are drawn into the book and it feels so real. I would not have been surprised if you told me this was a work of non-fiction. The first story is Francisca’s who is forty two, successful in real estate development, but not so much with life in general or in her relationship with her mother. She tells us she hates her mother and she been in therapy with Natasha the longest. Then we hear Mané’s story, who is seventy-five the oldest of the women, and says she used to be gorgeous, and her story is about her personal shame of aging. She says the movie Sunset Boulevard is like the story of her life. There are also the stories of a women who was raped by soldiers on a trip to Israel, and a popular television reporter who is not sure who she is and cannot sleep without medication. The voice of each woman is strong and moving, despite telling a painful or horrific story. Gripping and evocative, the women’s stories will haunt you well after the the last page is turned. It’s a beautifully written work that should have wide appeal with all women of a certain age. The part I like most was the diversity of the women included in the story. My least favorite part of the book was having Natasha’s story, which is rightfully told last, be told by her long time assistant. If you are looking for a book with a plot and a story line, this is not the book for you. This book’s strength is in it’s first person storytelling format.MARCELLA SERRANO is an award winning Chilean novelist. Her debut novel We Love You So Much won the Literary Prize in Santiago. She is widely considered one of the best Latin American writers working today. TranslatedBeth FowlerNarratedMarisol RamirezPublisherBrillianceAudio/ AmazonCrossingPublicationFebruary 25, 2014“Being old is always feeling tired. It’s waking up tired, it’s going around all day tired, and it’s going to bed tired.”
  • (2/5)
    A therapist brings nine of her clients together for a weekend, but the retreat’s purpose is unclear and the women aren’t sure why they were chosen. Chapter by chapter, each woman tells her story; the reader can imagine them sitting in a circle and taking turns. They range in age from young adult to elderly, and come from very different economic, educational, and social backgrounds. The last chapter belongs to the therapist, and is supposed to unify the personal narratives and bring purpose to their gathering. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work and the result is a book that feels more like a collection of short stories than a novel.
  • (4/5)
    A free download on World Day. Enjoyed the different voices of the women.
  • (2/5)
    She didn't tie in the characters to each other. It was just 10 stories of 10 women and then it ended.
  • (4/5)
    This is a novel with life stories from 10 women in Chile which could ring true with any of the women in any country.