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A children's visit
Gudrun Pausewang
Bookbinding: paperback
Size: 13.5 x 21 cms
ISBN: 978-84-85334-69-8
Age: 13 years old and up
PRICE:  8.02 €
PRICE VAT INCLUDED:  8.34 €
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In A Children’s Visit, Gudrun Pausewang introduces the underdeveloped world by using a middle aged German married couple enjoying their holidays in the company of her daughter, who is married to an important Latin-American businessman. The couple is enjoying the luxury and colours of a country whose language they do not understand and, because of several circumstances, they will end staying on their own in an opulent mansion for 48 hours…

In such a short time frame, after the woman invited a beggar girl to come in, the couple will discover not only their own meanness but also the weakness of their beliefs about poverty in the Third World… and finally they will be the victims of an indiscriminate violence coming, paradoxically, from those they expected the least: beggar children.

 

A thriller for young adults, with a great narrative rhythm and a nightmare ending.

“A hard critic to ignorance, misunderstanding, lack of solidarity, prejudices, racism, class structure… of our society, under the point of view of the events suffered by a German couple that arrives in a, according to them, uncivilized country and meets the poverty and meanness of human beings for their firs time… it’s difficult to stop reading it although you can foresee the tragic end since the very first pages” (CLIJ, Children and Young Adults’ Literature Notebooks).

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