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“After the Hurricane ” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. Before starting the reading or downloading, here is the summary of the book that you can read. From the outside, Elena Vega’s life appears to be an easy one: the only child of two professional parents, private school, NYU. But her twenties are aimless and lacking in connection. Something has always been amiss in her life: her father, the brilliant but deeply troubled Santiago Vega. Born in rural Puerto Rico, Santiago arrived in New York as a small child. His harsh, mercurial father returned to the island, leaving Santiago to be raised by his mentally ill mother and his formidable grandmother. An outstanding student, he followed scholarships to Stanford, then Yale Law, marrying Elena’s mother along the way. Santiago is the shining star of his migrant family—the one who made it out and struck it rich. But he is a haunted man, plagued by trauma, bipolar disorder, and alcoholism. He’s lost contact with Elena over the years and returned to San Juan to wrestle his demons alone. Then Hurricane Maria strikes, and Santiago vanishes. Desperate to know what happened to the father she once adored, Elena returns to Puerto Rico, a place she loved as a child but hasn’t seen in years.
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If I wasn’t so terrified of hurricanes, I’d even dreamed of retiring there. The destructive category four hurricane is an important piece of this story, but not the focus.
Elena’s search for her missing father is more a story of a young woman’s search for her history and her fathers unknown heritage, than for him. His disappearance didn’t seem particularly out of character considering his demons with alcohol and bipolar disorder.
Elena’s parents have been divorced awhile. Her mother, Rosalind, now lives in Philadelphia. Elena’s great grand parents fled Russia and are Jewish. She has been raised with those traditions. Her father, Santiago, had returned to Puerto Rico after the divorce, despite spending his lifetime trying to escape. Elena lives and works in NY. Santiago is a complex, intelligent and secretive man. He comes from a poor, violent family of sugar cane workers. His mother was mentally unwell. He attended Stanford University and Yale Law School and became a lawyer. Much of the story describes his time in NY, then CA, the deep friendships he developed there and his early years with Rosalind. His character is not necessarily easy to relate to, to like or read about.
Details About After the Hurricane by Leah Franqui
- Name: After the Hurricane: A Novel
- Author: Leah Franqui
- Language: English
- Genre: Hispanic American Literature & Fiction
- Format: PDF
- Size: 1 MB
- Price: Free
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