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A Servant's Tale (Norton Paperback Fiction)

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Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens underneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked home from the plantation kitchen. Luisa's father, fearing revolution, takes his family to New York. In the barrio his once-powerful name means nothing, and the family establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita becomes a dream. Luisa does not dream of going to college, as her friend Ellen does, or of winning the lottery, as her father does. She takes a job as a servant and, paradoxically, grows more independent. She marries and later raises a son alone. She works as a servant all her life. is the story of a life that is simple on the surface but full of depth and richness as we come to know it, a story told with consummate grace and compassion by Paula Fox.

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"A rare and wondrous thing....[Fox] knows how to create a character."--

Synopsis:

Torn from her tropical homeland, a woman takes a job as a servant in the barrio and, paradoxically, grows more independent. This is the story of a life that is simple on the surface but full of depth and richness underneath.

About the Author

Paula Foxis the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, A Servant's Tale, The Western Coast, and Poor George, all available in Norton paperback. She lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322859
Introduction:
Rehak, Melanie
Author:
Rehak, Melanie
Author:
Fox, Paula
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 01-20
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.36x5.58x.80 in. .65 lbs.

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