Marjorie Patton, chilean, born in 1946 at the American camp in Coya, Chile of that time, the central zone of the country. When she was twelve, her family settled in Rancagua, where she spent her teenage years. At nineteen she traveled to Puerto Rico, enchanted island, where she found and open road to experiment new and varied interests. There she married and made a family, developing into a prestigious antiquarian, among other things, but always with the longing of one day returning to her origins.
In 2008 she returned to Chile full of illusions and projects for this new stage of her life. Among her plans, her interest of portraying her life experiences in this book, where we will discover her as a writer.
Marjorie Patton received an order from her father, that in some mysterious way urged her to tell a story that goes beyond the autobiography, into the unfathomable space of being loved and unloved, the confrontation of determined women with adventurous men, the melting-pot created between lovers, husbands, fathers, mothers, and children that repeat the eternal circle through life’s journeys that move them from one place to another of the world’s geography, and up and down in the carrousel of existence.
Gifts, trips, fortunes, loves, disillusions, good and bad inheritances, that shape us as the human beings we are, neither good, nor bad, only incomplete, imperfect, longing to be understood by other hearts that feel the same way we do.
“You Will Do It for Me” is a novel that goes through more than a hundred years of immigrants and dreamers, men and women that settled in this country and that after a lot of turns they remain in our collective mind as memories.