Between the major 10 finest-selling titles in bookstores in Argentina previous thirty day period ended up two novels with a romance title termed “The Boy Who Drew Constellations” and “The Day It Stopped Snowing in Alaska” by an unfamiliar creator named Alice Kellen. In Chile, “Otra vez tú”, by the similar creator. And in Spain and Mexico, “Nosotros en la luna”, also signed beneath the identify of this author with an English surname.
Alice Kellen is really a young Spanish writer (Valencia, 1989) who has come to be a profits leader in the Spanish-talking market thanks to her romantic novels that transfer absent from the standard cheesy and sweetened tone and aim to be a window to variety, to break taboos and get closer to the female point of watch, “which has had less prominence so much in every single way”, as the writer herself claimed in an job interview with Europa Push final month on the situation of the presentation of her new work, ‘El mapa de los anhelos’ (Planeta).
In this novel, the protagonist is Grace, a woman who was conceived to preserve the life of her leukemia-stricken sister through a cell donation, but fails. When Lucy dies, it would seem that the protagonist’s existence ceases to make perception. However, the physical appearance of a longing map, a video game devised for her by her sister, whose to start with instruction is to obtain a person named Will Tucker, whom she has by no means read of, will convert the tale about.
“At the main of this novel is like, but also other themes such as family, reduction, disease and, higher than all, the lookup for oneself,” states Alice Kellen, who notes the evolution that each individual new title signifies in her job.
In January of this yr, the writer revealed “The Boy Who Drew Constellations”, a story of like, goals and daily life. The story of Valentina, a humble younger girl from a conservative spouse and children, who a person day fulfills Gabriel, a studious boy from a middle-class spouse and children, brave and idealistic. Collectively they make a decision to enjoy just about every other “for good”, and select a wall in her home exactly where the boy will attract constellations for her, each and every one particular symbolizing a important second of their lifestyle alongside one another, writes critic Claudia Sterling in Pulzo.
And she adds that “although this summary sounds like a pink novel, the truth is that it is not a sweet, sweet novel, but a reasonable novel, which gives an account from a time when gals ended up just commencing to be noticeable in parts other than the domestic, to have a voice, to have an viewpoint, until our time, all seen as a result of a simple relationship – not at all monotonous – within just a contextual depth that is stunning for its element”.
Given that she began self-publishing her initial novels, Alic Kellen has gained over more than a million viewers with titles these kinds of as ‘It’s Nevertheless Raining’, ‘The Working day It Stopped Snowing in Alaska’, ‘The Boy Who Drew Constellations’, ’33 Explanations to See You Again’, ’23 Autumns Ahead of You’, ’13 Crazy Things to Give You’, ‘Sophie’s Wings’.