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  • ISBN: 0062333240
  • ISBN: 9780062333247
  • Physical Description: 12 CDs (14 hour., 30 minutes) ; 12 cm.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]

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General Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Summary, etc.: This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer. When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother's old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.
Translated from the Spanish.
Subject: Young women Fiction
Diaries Authorship Fiction
Broken homes Fiction
Drug addiction Fiction
Self-realization in women Fiction
Grief Fiction
Diaries Fiction
Chiloé (Chile) Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
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