Will sits down with Carmen as she discusses her new book, Dirty Laundry, and her journey.
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POVERTY AND FORTUNE, CRIME AND REDEMPTION, SICKNESS AND HEALTH, HEAVEN AND HELL, SADNESS, AND FUN... YES…SO MUCH FUN TO LIVE IN A LIFE…
Dirty Laundry tells the fascinating detailed story of a family led by La Macaca and opens through the voice of a very smart young child, Emanuel, who wants to collect the stories of the family into a book. As the different characters tell the stories to Emanuel, he discovers that this is a special family with many secrets. Then the questions arise, littered within the various multi-layered points of view that blend through the chronicle of a history in this family.
How will Emanuel keep all of these amazing stories in one book? Let alone, discover how his family has survived after so many unbelievable events in all their lives?
Poignant and reflective, inspiring, and entertaining, this book will help you question; make you laugh aloud, and in the least, quiz your sanity.
Could all this all be true, or just a magical turn in a young boy’s story?
“A great tale of blended characters and imaginings that I had to read it twice to catch the parts I missed first time around due to tears and laughter..! Wonderful! Made me reflect on the real values of life…!” Diana, Indiebook reviewer
La Chichita is a retired teacher who has been living in Sydney since the early 1970s. She arrived in Australia from Argentina as a migrant and since then, she has completed several university degrees as well as a post-graduate degree. She has worked in the education sector as a head teacher and at present, aged 73, she is still working as a teacher and as a professional Spanish interpreter and translator. She has also travelled extensively.
She has written several substantial pieces of educational materials in the past, but 'Dirty Laundry' is her first novel.
She was inspired by the works of several Latin American authors who wrote about magical realism and so experimented with concept. Her book differs from those as the setting, characters, themes, and storyline are original and markedly positioned in Australia. The plot derives from some life experiences coupled with an avid imagination.