El corredor de Fondo

Hoy es el día internacional del libro y me pareció el pretexto perfecto para recomendarles uno de mis libros favoritos.

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El corredor de fondo es una novela que no solo cuenta la historia de amor entre Harlan Brown [ entrenador ] y Billy Sive [ corredor ], sino que también habla de lucha de ellos [ dentro y fuera del mundo del atletismo ] para participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1976 en Montreal. A su vez, narra los disturbios de Stonewall y retrata la realidad que muchos deportistas vivieron [ o siguen viviendo ] al aceptar su sexualidad públicamente.

Refleja la realidad cruel de tan solo algunas décadas atrás logrando que te sientas identificado con muchas injusticias. Hace sentir que avanzamos mucho como sociedad en temas LGBTTTIQ pero al mismo tiempo parece que nos queda mucho por recorrer.

Como no les quiero arruinar mucho el libro prefiero dejarles algunas de mis citas favoritas del mismo, esperando poder captar su atención y que se decidan a leerlo.

Mi padre me había contado lo que creía que yo debía saber respecto a las chicas, pero jamás me había dicho que esos sentimientos pudieran darse también entre dos chicos. Qué yo supiera, no existía un nombre para lo que sentía pero me di cuenta, de forma instintiva, que aquel sentimiento era algo que debía ocultar a todo el mundo.

Oye, Billy, ¿es verdad que eres homosexual? Y yo le dije que sí, que lo era, porque él me hizo una pregunta y yo siempre he creído que las preguntas hay que contestarlas.

Lo más sorprendente, sin embargo, es que había centenares de gays enfrentándose a los polis. Durante años, habían huido, habían permitido que los pusieran contra la pared, habían soportado el acoso y las detenciones porque, en sus corazones creían que aquel era su destino, pero la noche del Stonewall tomaron la decisión instantánea y desesperada de que ya habían tenido bastante. Aquellos “mariquitas” tiraban piedras y botellas, se enfrentaban con las manos desnudas a la fuerza pública de Nueva York.

Para mí, el verdadero trauma fue descubrir el mundo heterosexual. ¿Entiende lo que quiero decir?

Es un libro que todo mundo tendría que leer, tiene momentos llenos de emociones hermosas y también de emociones fuertes que seguramente te harán llorar. Un libro que para su época estuvo muy avanzado y que definitivamente hizo que Patricia Nell Warren, se volviera de mis escritoras favoritas.

Antes de que me pregunten donde lo pueden conseguir, el libro es un poco difícil de encontrar en librerías, pero en  Amazon encuentran la versión digital y la impresa a un precio bastante razonable. Si llego a saber en que librería lo encuentran se los haré saber.

Un abrazo y feliz día del libro a todos.

P.d: Si tienen algún libro para recomendarme seré el más feliz.

7 comentarios sobre “El corredor de Fondo

  1. Hola Kike, te recomiendo bastante “Los hijos de Cain” de Germán Albornoz. Narra también una historia de amor, entre el difícil mundo de la prostitución.

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