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The Resource Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Label
Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel
Title
Fruit of the drunken tree
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rojas Contreras, Ingrid
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O5635
LC item number
F78 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Families
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Violence
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Colombia
  • Violence
  • Sisters
Label
Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1006524940
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525434313
Lccn
2017039664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524940
Label
Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Publication
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
on1006524940
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525434313
Lccn
2017039664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524940

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