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Faithful Place: A Novel (edition 2011)

by Tana French

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Title:Faithful Place: A Novel
Authors:Tana French
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Mystery

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"Alma, si tanto te han herido,
¿por qué te niegas al olvido?
¿Por qué prefieres
llorar lo que has perdido,
buscar lo que has querido,
llamar lo que murió?..."


Cada vez que me acuerdo este libro me pongo melancólica .

Sigo enamorada de los personajes de Tana French (de todos los libros , sin excepción )


Original : Diciembre , 2013

Hay autores que usan la tristeza como un arma de ventas : se regocijan en el dolor de un personaje y nada mas ; solo el dolor , con su extenso antes (los momentos al amar , el recuerdo de la sonrisa y la carcajada del ser querido ,etc ) y su insoportable después . Son los mismos que lucran con la melancolía constante que termina por aburrir antes que emocionar . Esos que te encajan el "dolor" en la sipnosis ; publicitan frases como "Vas a llorar hasta no tener lagrimas " , "Emocionante , realista ... este libro te va a romper el corazón" , como si se tratase de una aventura en viaje al morbo de la lágrima y no un novela con una supuesta profundidad.

Los mismos lectores , cuandoterminan de leerlo , suelen recomendarlo al chimento excitado de : " No sabes como llore con este libro ... leelo porque seguro vas a llorar ..."

Porque el comercio banaliza la tristeza , la convierte en melodrama ; ahí tenemos a autores como John Green , Gayle Forman y Colleen Hoover (entre muuuchos mas) , usando el dolor , masticandolo y resumiendolo en una novela de 200 paginas que se basa exclusivamente en eso : en lagrimas baratas al mejor estilo Nicholas Sparks (quien incluso es famoso por sus finales insensibles y la mayoria de la veces , patéticos)

Ese es el dolor por el dolor . Escribir cosas deprimentes solo por el morbo y la venta . Obviamente , esto no quita que los lectores realmente se emocionen al leerlos . Al lector no se lo culpa , solo a la "mediatización" .

Pero despues esta la otra tristeza , esa que es mas tangile , la que se introduce en la trama sin que te des cuenta . El dolor que entra y sale , que te ahoga un segundo y te hace reír al otro ; el que te duele porque te hizo acordar a alguien o algo que te saco en llanto.

Tana French escribe sobre la tristeza real , la que vivís . No basa su novela en la tristeza y , sin embargo ahí esta , siempre presente . Nunca la menciona , se limita a mostrarla . Sus personajes sufren sin llorar , tienen un nudo en el corazón pero no dejan que eso los opaque en sus trabajos ni sus acciones . French no lucra con el sufrimiento , no alarga la muerte ni se para cada segundo a explicarte porque tenes que identificarte y llorar . Ella escribe y de las palabras se escapan sutilmente la nostalgia , el dolor , y la vida .

Cuando terminas la novela , el melancólico SOS vos y te paso sin que te dieras cuenta , sin que en una recomendación te advirtieran que ibas a llorar y sin que en una sipnosis te vendieran que ibas a terminar con el corazón roto .

Es la peor de las tristezas , es la que mas cerca esta de la realidad porque nunca te diste cuenta de que te iba a alcanzar el drama .

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Frank , que sorpresa fue este tipo . Este fue el libro mas triste y oscuro de la serie .

No se , lo terminas y te quedas casi nulo . Es increíble pero , cada vez que termino uno nuevo , me quedo mas pensativa y melancólica que con el anterior . ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
Frank Mackey, head of one of the undercover units in the Dublin force is thrown back to his youth and he returns to Faithful Place, the neighborhood where he grew up and his family still lives. His teenage sweetheart had disappeared on the night they were to elope and suddenly years later, her skeleton is found in an abandoned building.

Part of Frank still loves Rosie Daley, but returning to Faithful Place brings back hard feelings since he has never returned to visit his family. The recriminations from family and old friends make the investigation tense as the murder squad search for answers. The solution will rock the area.

Learning more about Frank and his past - family, marriage, divorce, daughter - intermingled with this mystery was fascinating. ( )
  cyderry | Jun 5, 2015 |
French sets the scene well, plots nicely, and the reader gets a real sense of personalities. The rhythm of language makes reading these Dublin Murder Squad stories a pleasure. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
French sets the scene well, plots nicely, and the reader gets a real sense of personalities. The rhythm of language makes reading these Dublin Murder Squad stories a pleasure. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
Special ops detective Frank gets called home to Dublin when a suitcase belonging to Rosie is Found. She and Frank were supposed to elope, but she never showed. Pleasure to read, great descriptions: "clear lemony light floating over the cracked cobbles" and how th rare snow falling in Dublin brought out romance. Visceral and visual. Family interactions great: funny-sad, spot-on timing. Genuine feelings well-drawn. Tone and inflection of poverty without the hassle of idiom deciphering. ( )
  jenzbaker | Jan 23, 2015 |
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The past haunts in Tana French novels. That which was buried is brought to light and wreaks hell--on no one moreso than Frank Mackey, beloved undercover guru and burly hero first mentioned in French's second book about the Undercover Squad, The Likeness. Faithful Place is Frank's old neighborhood, the town he fled twenty-two years ago, abandoning an abusive alcoholic father, harpy mother, and two brothers and sisters who never made it out. They say going home is never easy, but for Frank, investigating the cold case of the just-discovered body of his teenage girlfriend, it is a tangled, dangerous journey, fraught with mean motivations, black secrets, and tenuous alliances. Because he is too close to the case, and because the Place (including his family) harbors a deep-rooted distrust of cops, Frank must undergo his investigation furtively, using all the skills picked up from years of undercover work to trace the killer and the events of the night that changed his life. Faithful Place is Tana French's best book yet (readers familiar with In the Woods and The Likeness will recognize this as an incredible feat), a compelling and cutting mystery with the hardscrabble, savage Mackey clan at its heart.
 

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As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves the Liberties area of Dublin and ends up in Ranelagh (another Dublin area) without her—thinking she had run off without him. He vows never to return to his dysfunctional family or the street he grew up on with Rosie, Faithful Place. Years later, though, Rosie’s suitcase is found in an abandoned house, and Frank, now a detective, returns to his old neighborhood to learn the truth of that long-ago night.

The past haunts in Tana French novels. That which was buried is brought to light and wreaks hell--on no one moreso than Frank Mackey, beloved undercover guru and burly hero first mentioned in French's second book about the Undercover Squad, The Likeness. Faithful Place is Frank's old neighborhood, the town he fled twenty-two years ago, abandoning an abusive alcoholic father, harpy mother, and two brothers and sisters who never made it out. They say going home is never easy, but for Frank, investigating the cold case of the just-discovered body of his teenage girlfriend, it is a tangled, dangerous journey, fraught with mean motivations, black secrets, and tenuous alliances. Because he is too close to the case, and because the Place (including his family) harbors a deep-rooted distrust of cops, Frank must undergo his investigation furtively, using all the skills picked up from years of undercover work to trace the killer and the events of the night that changed his life.
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Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place. The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad.… (more)

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