The Skin of the Sky by Elena Poniatowska

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  • Title: The Skin of the Sky
  • Author: Elena Poniatowska
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: October 2004
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781466806788

 

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The Skin of the Sky is the fascinating and haunting story of the life of Lorenzo de Tena, a superb Mexican astronomer. Born in the 1930s, the illegitimate son of a businessman and a peasant girl, Lorenzo lives fortunately along with his mom, brothers, and sisters on their mom’s farm on a small plot of land outdoors Mexico City. When Lorenzo’s mom dies, his father brings the kids to stay with him in the capital. Thrust right into a privileged world, the kids battle to regulate, and an offended Lorenzo turns to the research of the stars to find solace. He pursues his research at Harvard, then returns to Mexico, the place he makes an attempt to do first-world scientific analysis in a third-world nation. A posh and contradictory man, Lorenzo strives to make his nation a greater place for all her folks, particularly the very poor and disenfranchised. Setting conventional beliefs in opposition to technological progress, and private sacrifice in opposition to skilled achievement, The Skin of the Sky particulars the efforts of a rustic to hitch the twenty-first century, and paints the portrait of a lonely man who can find true contentment and satisfaction solely in the stars

 

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