Lectura Bilingüe / Bilingual Reading
Para mí, eres divina / In My Eyes, You Are Beautiful
de David Unger
Wednesday, October 23at 6 PM
211 E 49th St New York, NY 10017 (212) 308-7720
In David Unger’s novel Para mí, eres divina Olivia is the main character. The journey starts in 1970. She is a dreamer a restless six year old girl who lives with her mother and younger brother in a coffee plantation, in the middle of Guatemala’s ¨green and leafy mountains¨. Her destiny is no different than that of the rest of the inhabitants in the coffee plantation. A life of hopelessness, and misery. One day, by coincidence Olivia discovers a copy of Vanidades´ magazine. The cover of the magazine shows a smiling blonde girl, dressed up in a cowboy outfit and who also has her same name: this is the famous Olivia Newton John. This encounter marks an important moment in Olivia’s life. On her way back to the hut where she lives ¨She remembers the image of the cowgirl. Her feet barely touching the ground, and she nearly flying¨.
Reading of several texts in English by the author David Unger, and reading of the Spanish version by the Peruvian actress Gy Mirano.