By John Irving
In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was once born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her identify is Lupe, and she or he thinks she sees what’s coming—specifically, her personal destiny and her brother’s. Lupe is a brain reader; she doesn’t be aware of what everyone seems to be considering, yet she is familiar with what most folks are considering. concerning what has occurred, in place of what will, Lupe is generally correct concerning the previous; with out your telling her, she is aware all of the worst issues that experience occurred to you.
Lupe doesn’t be aware of the long run as adequately. yet examine what a bad burden it really is, if you happen to think you recognize the future—especially your personal destiny, or, even worse, the way forward for a person you like. What may well a thirteen-year-old lady be pushed to do, if she notion she may possibly swap the future?
As an older guy, Juan Diego will make a journey to the Philippines, yet what travels with him are his goals and stories; he's such a lot alive in his early life and early formative years in Mexico. As we develop older—most of all, in what we take note and what we dream—we stay some time past. occasionally, we are living extra vividly some time past than within the present.
Avenue of Mysteries is the tale of what occurs to Juan Diego within the Philippines, the place what occurred to him within the past—in Mexico—collides along with his future.
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Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving