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En El Nombre de Salome / In the Name of Salome

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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.

Synopsis:

From the beloved author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and" In the Time of Butterflies, an epic and intimate novel about two generations of women and the personal impact of history.

It the summer of 1960, Camila Henriquez Urena is about to travel from Poughkeepsie to Cuba to join Fidel Castro's revolution. As the daughter of Solome Urena-the 19th -century revolutionary Dominicana poet-activism is part of Camila's inheritance. Yet she also knows the confusion of exile and a painful curiosity about the mother she never knew. Now, as she takes up her mother's legacy, she delves behind the public facts of her mother's life and pieces together the story of the private Solome-and thus her own story.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726903
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Vintage Espanol
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Women poets
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Dominican Americans
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Spanish language edition. .
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;dominican republic;historical fiction;novel;cuba;latin america;women;poetry;culture;history;caribbean
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Espanol
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.00x5.16x.82 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - Spanish Literature 9780375726903 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the beloved author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and" In the Time of Butterflies, an epic and intimate novel about two generations of women and the personal impact of history.

It the summer of 1960, Camila Henriquez Urena is about to travel from Poughkeepsie to Cuba to join Fidel Castro's revolution. As the daughter of Solome Urena-the 19th -century revolutionary Dominicana poet-activism is part of Camila's inheritance. Yet she also knows the confusion of exile and a painful curiosity about the mother she never knew. Now, as she takes up her mother's legacy, she delves behind the public facts of her mother's life and pieces together the story of the private Solome-and thus her own story.

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