Wildechilds

Eugenia Melian (autoedición, 2018)

51M8GsDCQNLUna novela sobre la perdida de la inocencia, el fin de la belleza y el precio del éxito en el mundo de la moda. Su autora trabajó durante años en revistas de moda y como agente de varios fotógrafos, por lo que su visión privilegiada de este mundo tan élitista es de primera mano. La historia se dilata con diálogos innecesarios, escenas que aportan poco, y va relatando, en ocasiones de forma aburrida, el viaje de regreso de la protagonista que vuelve a enfrentarse a los fantasmas de su pasado como modelo profesional. Resulta interesante por la posibilidad de adentrarse en un mundo extremadamente cerrado en el que los abusos laborales, y los abusos sexuales son comunes y se silencias, pues nadie quiere quedarse fuera. Inspirada en hechos reales, Melian nos muestra la cara más oscura de la idílica vida de las top models que son tan admiradas por tantos, y la forma en la que muchas veces, esas bonitas historias de cenicientas adolescentes, acaban convertidas en películas de terror. Lamentablemente, de momento solo está disponible en inglés.

Sinopsis: Seventeen years ago, Iris was forced to abandon Gus, the love of her life, and her career as a top model in Paris. She has created a new life for herself and her daughter, Lou, in California. However, when the news of Gus’s unexpected death reaches Iris, her tenuously reconstructed life is thrown into chaos. A celebrated art and fashion photographer, Gus has left his estate to Lou, with one condition: Iris must travel to Paris and recover a missing collection of his work. Iris soon discovers that she’s not the only one after the photographs. An old enemy is staking claim to them and a notorious tabloid is threatening Iris with brutal—and very private—images of her past life. To protect her daughter from scandal, Iris needs to confront the demons that caused her to flee Paris, her career, and her life with Gus. 
Iris embarks on a suspenseful journey through the closed world of the fashion industry where the beautiful people do ugly things.
Will she expose the industry’s dark side and shameful secrets? Can she shield her family from the consequences?

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