The Movie Teller Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
MarÃa Margarita, a young woman who lives in a mining town in the heart of the Chilean Atacama desert in the 1960s, has had the gift of telling movies since she was a child. When a film starring Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper or Charlton Heston, or a Mexican feature packed with songs, arrives in the local village cinema, the exact change for a ticket is collected at MarÃa's house and she is sent to watch it.
When MarÃa returns from the cinema, she tells the movie to her father, confined to a wheelchair, and to her four siblings, and soon she is telling the movie to a large and impatient public.
Through this tender story, HernÃ¡n Rivera Letelier gives us the magical tale of village cinemas in their times of splendor - and of decadence. Translated from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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