In the Name of Salome

ISBN-10: 037572690X
ISBN-13: 9780375726903
Edition: 2001
Authors: Julia Alvarez
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Description: Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henríquez Urena, profesora de español jubilándose de la Universidad de Vassar, está empacando sus últimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolución de Fidel  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594

Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henríquez Urena, profesora de español jubilándose de la Universidad de Vassar, está empacando sus últimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolución de Fidel Castro en Cuba. Camila es hija de Salomé Urena, la famosa poetisa dominicana de finales del siglo diecinueve que instigaba revolución con sus apasionados versos, se casó con un presidente y luchó por educar a las niñas de su querida isla. Para Camila su llamado a la revolución es parte de su herencia. Pero Camila también ha heredado la confusión y el dolor del exilio y tiene sólo dos baúles llenos de papeles y efectos personales para iluminar el corazón y la vida de una madre que nunca llegó a conocer de verdad — y así también descubrir su propio ser naciente.

Julia Alvarez is a writer and a poet. She was born in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez wrote novels and poetry including How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and In the Time of the Butterflies. Her poetry is collected in the book The Other Side of El Otro Lado. Alverez won the PEN Oakland/Jefferson Miles Award for excellence in 1991 for How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent and was nominated for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award for In the Time of the Butterflies.

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