Lo siento, Leonard Peacock

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El día en que cumple dieciocho años, Leonard Peacock decide acabar con su vida. El mundo adulto le parece triste; cuando las personas crecen caen en una rutina de desilusión que él quiere evitar. Ha conseguido una pistola P-38, herencia de la lucha de su abuelo contra los nazis en Europa, con la que se pegará un tiro. Pero antes tiene que entregar cuatro regalos, uno para cada persona importante de su vida: su anciano vecino, amante de las películas de Bogart; un compañero de instituto con gran talento para el violín; una preciosa muchacha que reparte folletos de su iglesia a la salida del tren; y Herr Silverman, profesor de Historia y adulto de referencia. En cada despedida, Leonard tratará de encontrar un sentido al camino que pretende dejar atrás.

Con sensibilidad, delicadeza y ternura, Matthew Quick relata el día más importante en la vida de un joven que, a pesar de las circunstancias de su entorno, sigue buscando una luz que le indique hacia dónde continuar.

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Publisher
Grupo Planeta Spain
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Published on
May 6, 2014
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Pages
285
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ISBN
9788467041736
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Fiction / General
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