Samurai Lives
Original title: Vidas samuráis

Samurai Lives

Original title: Vidas samuráis

Living the dream, one mistake at a time.

Maribel Acón is a young graduate student in Madrid who wants to escape her city. She has broken up with her boyfriend, Felipe, and needs to find a new place to invent herself. With the pretext of preparing her doctoral dissertation on the Eiffel Tower, she decides to seek scholarships at a number of French universities with the idea of finishing her studies in Paris. But fate sends her off to the small provincial city of Lille, very far from the glamor of the capital. In this little corner of the world, she will experience a series of foibles associated with adult life that she has never had to face before. Looking for an apartment, finding new friends, and a first amorous deception are the little rituals Maribel will have to go through to discover who is who and what her place in the world is.

Amusing, moving, and with a subtle dash of humor, Samurai Lives is a faithful reflection of the life of a woman in her twenties today, at a time when growing means navigating the roads of adult life amid disappointed love, disastrous relationships, unforgettable friendships and the intense search for oneself.

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Highlights Samurai Lives


The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of a very different twenty-something girl.

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Garzanti (Italy).

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Technical data

Publishing date: | 304 pages | ISBN: 978-84-233-5769-7 | Imprint: Ediciones Destino