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The Resource La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola

La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola

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La fruta del borrachero
Title
La fruta del borrachero
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
"When women of color write history, we see the world as we have never seen it before. In Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras honors the lives of girls who witness war. Brava! I was swept up by this story." --SANDRA CISNEROS, author of The House on Mango Street A mesmerizing debut set against the backdrop of the devastating violence of 1990's Colombia about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricable coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras sheds light on the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation."
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YDX
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Rojas Contreras, Ingrid
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in Spanish
LC call number
PS3618.O5355
LC item number
F78 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Arreola, Guillermo
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  • Families
  • Violence
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Materiales en español
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Violence
  • Colombia
Label
La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Fruit of the drunken tree
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032351591
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Primera edición Vintage Español.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525564010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032351591
  • (OCoLC)1032351591
Label
La fruta del borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras ; traducción de Guillermo Arreola
Publication
Note
Translation of: Fruit of the drunken tree
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032351591
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Primera edición Vintage Español.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780525564010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032351591
  • (OCoLC)1032351591

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