November 12, 2019

#BookReview: It Would Be Night in Caracas by @karinasainz @HarperViaBooks

Synopsis: Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracaschronicles one woman’s desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go to secure her future.

In Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcon stands over an open grave. Alone, except for harried undertakers, she buries her mother–the only family Adelaida has ever known.

Numb with grief, Adelaida returns to the apartment they shared. Outside the window that she tapes shut every night—to prevent the tear gas raining down on protesters in the streets from seeping in. When looters masquerading as revolutionaries take over her apartment, Adelaida resists and is beaten up. It is the beginning of a fight for survival in a country that has disintegrated into violence and anarchy, where citizens are increasingly pitted against each other. But as fate would have it, Adelaida is given a gruesome choice that could secure her escape.

Filled with riveting twists and turns, and told in a powerful, urgent voice, It Would Be Night in Caracas is a chilling reminder of how quickly the world we know can crumble.

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About the Author: Karina Sainz Borgo was born and raised in Caracas. She began her career in Venezuela as a journalist for El Nacional. Since immigrating to Spain ten years ago, she has written for Vozpópuli and collaborates with the literary magazine Zenda. She is the author of two nonfiction books, Tráfico y Guaire (2008) and Caracas Hip-Hop (2008). It Would Be Night in Caracas is her first work of fiction.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This book is not for the faint of heart as the saying goes.  It will scare you and frighten you!! It is cringe worthy in the most frightening way and it is one story you will not forget for long after you have read the last page.  From the story opening to the last page I could not put this one down.  My emotions were going haywire thought this title.  You find yourself thinking on more than one occasion on how someone could live like this.  The only real issue I had in this one was that at times it felt like the past and present weren't matching up.  But other than that this was one story that will live with me forever! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Violence, Loss

 “The next literary sensation.” (El Mundo)

“A propulsively written, harrowing story, as desperate as it is timely.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“The voice of a conscience… Dry, concise, direct, with an extraordinary stirring force… Sainz Borgo’s novel is simply masterful.” (Fernando Aramburu, author ofHomeland)

“Borgo’s beautiful prose belies the brutal reality of the breakdown in civil society she lays bare in this powerful literary look at strife-torn Venezuela…” (Booklist)

“Sainz Borgo’s excellent debut is a harrowing account of one woman grieving the recent death of her mother while attempting to survive the political unrest in Caracas, Venezuela.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )

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