Monday, October 28, 2019

Blog Tour: It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

Author: Karina Sainz Borgo
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: October 2019

Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one woman’s desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go to secure her future.

In Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcón stands over an open grave. Alone, she buries her mother—the only family she has ever known—and worries that when night falls thieves will rob the grave. Even the dead cannot find peace here.

Adelaida had a stable childhood in a prosperous Venezuela that accepted immigrants in search of a better life, where she lived with her single-mother in a humble apartment. But now? Every day she lines up for bread that will inevitably be sold out by the time she reaches the registers. Every night she tapes her windows to shut out the tear gas raining down on protesters. When looters masquerading as revolutionaries take over her apartment, Adelaida must make a series of gruesome choices in order to survive in a country disintegrating into anarchy, where citizens are increasingly pitted against each other. But just how far is she willing to go?

A bold new voice from Latin America, Karina Sainz Borgo’s touching, thrilling debut is an ode to the Venezuelan people and a chilling reminder of how quickly the world we know can crumble.

It Would be Night in Caracas tells the story of an editor who finds herself in the middle of upheaval when her country begins to fall apart. For me, the book was an OK read. I don't know enough about the history of what has been happening in Venzuela and I think that gave me a disadvantage going into the book.  In fact, I'm not even sure of what was exactly was going on outside Adelaida's home.  There was no real background given to make the reader understand. I probably would have enjoyed it more had I had more background. 

 Despite that, Adelaida's story is a heartbreaking one.  I could empathize with her plight and was rooting for her to make it out.  If I take away anything from this book, it will be the desire to read more on Venezuela and find out how it has fallen so far from the rich nation it had been.

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About Karina Sainz Borgo

Karina Sainz Borgo was born and raised in Caracas. She began her career in Venezuela as a journalist for El Nacional. Since immigrating to Spain ten years ago, she has written for Vozpópuli and collaborates with the literary magazine Zenda. She is the author of two nonfiction books, Tráfico y Guaire (2008) and Caracas Hip-Hop (2008). It Would Be Night in Caracas is her first work of fiction.

Follow her on Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 15th: Instagram: @sachireads
Wednesday, October 16th: Book by Book
Tuesday, October 22nd: Instagram: @giuliland
Monday, October 28th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, October 28th: Instagram: @books_with_bethany
Tuesday, October 29th: Instagram: @slreadsbooks
Thursday, October 31st: Real Life Reading
Thursday, October 31st: Thoughts From a Highly Caffeinated Mind
Tuesday, November 5th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach
Thursday, November 7th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Friday, November 8th: Amy’s Book-et List

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours