Book Cover, THE ACQUAINTANCE by Edie Ayala

The Acquaintance, a novel by Edie Ayala

Print 978-0-9880032-6-2

Ebook 978-0-9880032-7-9

 

FIC056000 FICTION – Hispanic & Latino / General

FAM014000: FICTION – Family & Relationships

SOC015000 SOCIAL SCIENCE – Human Geography 

Publisher: Stories with Character

The Acquaintance

For release December, 2024

When a woman’s body is found in her upper class apartment, the truth is meant to be buried with her, well beyond the social uprising. But the truth is already in the hands of the activist, the one who stood behind her the morning she leaned into the canal. The man whose disadvantage extends even to his name (itself, a spelling error) has read the diary. And he knows…

Elena could care less about Chile’s inequities but Bladimir has a stake in making a change. While Elena is tormented by confused childhood memories, all she needs are the pills she buys on the street and perhaps a fleeting affair with a stranger. Bladimir, on the other hand, is deep into social activism with a boss who has a reputation as a political fixer. After a casual encounter at a park, they begin a game of cat and mouse. 

When Bladimir suspects that his boss’s motives are less for the greater good and more for self-gain, he becomes disillusioned and makes an audacious move that could cost his life. By chance, he takes refuge with a family that is indirectly related to Elena and he discovers a diary with deep secrets that pivot around her and Vicente, a disturbed old man who is known to them both. As Bladimir puts two and two together, he uncovers a web of crime and politics that goes back decades.

What might have been the formula for a love story with a happy ending, isn’t.

The Acquaintance is about the experiences and ambitions of people from contrasting socio-economic backgrounds, about inherited ideologies and about our innate quest for love and understanding. It also presents possibilities for what may have been the driving force behind Chile’s sudden and violent 2019 street protests. 

This story is for readers who are curious about foreign affairs and diverse cultures and who are intrigued by clandestine networks that influence events.

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The Acquaintance

Book Cover, THE ACQUAINTANCE by Edie Ayala

The Acquaintance, a novel by Edie Ayala

Print 978-0-9880032-6-2

Ebook 978-0-9880032-7-9

 

FIC056000 FICTION – Hispanic & Latino / General

FAM014000: FICTION – Family & Relationships

SOC015000 SOCIAL SCIENCE – Human Geography 

Publisher: Stories with Character

For release December, 2024

When a woman’s body is found in her upper class apartment, the truth is meant to be buried with her, well beyond the social uprising. But the truth is already in the hands of the activist, the one who stood behind her the morning she leaned into the canal. The man whose disadvantage extends even to his name (itself, a spelling error) has read the diary. And he knows…

Elena could care less about Chile’s inequities but Bladimir has a stake in making a change. While Elena is tormented by confused childhood memories, all she needs are the pills she buys on the street and perhaps a fleeting affair with a stranger. Bladimir, on the other hand, is deep into social activism with a boss who has a reputation as a political fixer. After a casual encounter at a park, they begin a game of cat and mouse.

When Bladimir suspects that his boss’s motives are less for the greater good and more for self-gain, he becomes disillusioned and makes an audacious move that could cost his life. By chance, he takes refuge with a family that is indirectly related to Elena and he discovers a diary with deep secrets that pivot around her and Vicente, a disturbed old man who is known to them both. As Bladimir puts two and two together, he uncovers a web of crime and politics that goes back decades.

What might have been the formula for a love story with a happy ending, isn’t.

The Acquaintance is about the experiences and ambitions of people from contrasting socio-economic backgrounds, about inherited ideologies and about our innate quest for love and understanding. It also presents possibilities for what may have been the driving force behind Chile’s sudden and violent 2019 street protests

This story is for readers who are curious about foreign affairs and diverse cultures and who are intrigued by clandestine networks that influence events.

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