Título: The Sunrise

Autor: Victoria Hislop


The Sunrise de Victoria Hislop

SINOPSIS DEL LIBRO:

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island’s most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city’s façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.


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Longitud de impresión: 352 páginas
Editor: Review (25 de septiembre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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OPINIONES:

Another absorbing nd heart wrenching story
One of the great strengths of Victoria Hislop’s writing is her ability to create a strong sense of time and place; the reader is drawn immediately into the setting. Her latest novel, The Sunrise, is no exception. This time, we visit 1970’s Cyprus. It’s a time of growth as tourism dominates and coastal resorts are booming. There are fortunes to be made and long standing differences are put aside as Greeks and Turks work alongside each other. The Sunrise of the title is a newly opened high end hotel on the Famagusta shoreline. Glitzy and opulent, it encapsulates the capitalist dreams of many. But the glittering success is in stark contrast to what is to follow. Fast forward a few months; there’s a Greek coup, a Turkish invasion and 40,000 flee the city. Famagusta is deserted apart from a couple of families.
The historical setting is meticulously researched; it’s a captivating framework for a well imagined story set around the people left behind after the invasion. It’s a moving and sympathetic exploration of family secrets and betrayal. The devastation caused by the conflict is unbelievable and so different to the booming success a few months before.
I enjoyed the story, background and characters and had a strong sense of many of the losses suffered. Another engaging, exciting and brilliantly executed read. My thanks to the publisher for a review copy via Netgalley.

27 Septiembre, 2014 a las 12:58 pm por ebooksnovedades
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