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Un debut fascinante situado en Colombia durante la violencia devastadora de los años 90 sobre una joven protegida y una empleada doméstica adolescente, quienes inician una improbable amistad que amenaza con deshacerlas a ambas.La familia Santiago vive en una comunidad cerrada en Bogotá, a salvo de la inestabilidad política que aterroriza al país. Chula de siete años y su hermana mayor, Cassandra, disfrutan de una vida carente de preocupaciones, gracias a la burbuja protectora de su madre y su hogar. Sin embargo, la amenaza de secuestros, coches bomba y asesinatos se ciernen justo afuera de las fronteras límites de su vecindario, donde el divino dios de la droga, Pablo Escobar, sigue eludiendo a las autoridades y captando la atención de la nación.Cuando su madre contrata a Petrona, una empleada doméstica proveniente de un pobre barrio ocupado por la guerrilla, Chula hace de su misión el entender los misterios que rodean a Petrona.



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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is an award-winning author who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She has been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto, and has received scholarships and support from VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. She is the book columnist for KQED, the Bay Area's NPR affiliate. She has taught at Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, and currently teaches writing to immigrant high school students as part of a San Francisco Arts Commission initiative bringing artists into public schools.



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