Saint X (Paperback)

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March 2020 Indie Next List

“A family vacation to a Caribbean island goes terribly wrong and the tragedy casts a pall over the life of Claire, who is only seven years old when this mesmerizing novel begins. We follow Claire into adulthood and along her pursuit of truth and resolution, while her life becomes increasingly affected by her obsessive search for the answers to the mystery that occurred on Saint X. You will not be able to put down this startlingly accomplished novel, and it will sneak into your dreams! I envy anyone who has it to look forward to.”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI


Claire tiene sólo siete años cuando su hermana mayor, Alison, desaparece la última noche de las vacaciones familiares en la paradisiaca isla caribeña de Saint X. Días después, el cuerpo de Alison aparece en el mar, y la policía arresta a dos empleados del sitio turístico. Pero los sospechosos terminan por ser liberados, y la muerte de la joven se convierte en un misterio sin resolver con resonancia internacional. Años después, Claire tiene un encuentro fortuito que la hacer revivir los hechos que llevaron a la desaparición de Alison. Entonces emprende una búsqueda obsesiva por la verdad. ¿Qué fue lo que ocurrió en Saint X? ¿Qué hacían los sospechosos esa noche en la playa? Y la pregunta más difícil de responder: ¿quién era en realidad su hermana perdida? A través de la búsqueda de Claire, Alexis Schaitkin nos presenta una poderosa novela sobre las historias que perseguimos para entender el pasado, y el poder esclavizante de la obsesión y la tragedia.

Claire is only seven years old when her older sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of a family vacation on the Caribbean island paradise of Saint X. Days later, Alison's body appears in the sea, and the police arrest two employees of the tourist site. But the suspects are eventually released, and the young woman's death becomes an unsolved mystery with international resonance. Years later, Claire has a chance meeting that makes her relive the events that led to Alison's disappearance leading to an obsessive search for the truth. 

About the Author

Alexis Schaitkin is an essay and literature writer. She graduated from Princeton University and has a master of fine arts from the University of Virginia. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, The Southern Review, Ecotone, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, among others. Her essays and travel chronicles have been awarded The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing, respectively. She currently lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9786075572512
ISBN-10: 6075572511
Publisher: Oceano
Publication Date: October 1st, 2021
Pages: 404
Language: Spanish