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Geographies of Home - Loida Maritza Perez

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780140253719
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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After leaving the college she'd attended to escape her religiously conservative parents, Iliana, a first-generation Dominican-American woman, returns home to Brooklyn to find that her family is falling apart: one sister is careening toward mental collapse, another sister is living in a decrepit building with her abusive husband and three children, and a third sister has simply disappeared. In this dislocating urban environment Iliana reluctantly confronts the anger and desperation that seem to seep through every crack of her family's small house, and experiences all the contradictions, superstitions, joys, and pains that come from a life caught between two cultures. In this magnificent debut novel, filled with graceful prose and searing detail,Loida Maritza Perez offers a penetrating portrait of the American immigrant experience as she explores the true meanings of identity, family--and home.

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"With haunting magic realism reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende, Perez underscores the dual existence every immigrant's child navigates. And she reminds us that even those who make us live through the unthinkable can be redeemed by their power to love". - Latina magazine

ISBN: 9780140253719
ISBN-10: 0140253718
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Type: New edition

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