La fábrica de botones, is a historical novel with cinematic structure with increasing action. The plot is very exciting. The central theme is the child trafficking in Puerto Rico on 1986. By December 31 of that year, it took place the greatest fire on the Dupont Plaza Hotel, which is one of the scenarios of the novel. Two men, commissioned by the Button Factory, which is the name of a criminal organization, kidnapped a girl. Meanwhile, other stories are happening creating a very interesting collage that complete the whole story. With vertiginous rhythm and great descriptive power, Sandra Santana reveals the recurrent issues of a decadent society. However, the author makes us feel tenderness by making characters like the readhead, a kidnapped little girl, lost in her own dream, and “el Boquilla”, a young man that had been burnt when he was twelve. In this novel, we feel the author encourages us to build a better and fairer society for every one. We had expected this novel to look ourselves in the mirror.
About the Author:
Sandra Santana is a writer, poet, and activist for human and worker's rights. She is also an accountant with a master degree in Business Administration with a major in Accountant at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Also, she has a master degree in Literary Creation with a major in Narrative at the University of Sacred Heart of Puerto Rico. At present, Santana is studying in the doctoral program of Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico. She presided two writer's organizations: "Cofradía de Escritores de Puerto Rico" y "PEN de Puerto Rico Internacional", the oldest writer's organization in the Island. Also, she was the host of "Foro Social", a radio program addressed to labour issues which includes a literary segment. She is coauthor of "Vivir del Cuento", the first short storie's antology written by students of the master of Literary Creation, published in 2009. Her tales and poems has been published in Puerto Rico, Argentina y Guatemala. "La fábrica de botones" is her first novel.