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ISBN-10: 1631499041
ISBN-13: 9781631499043
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 07/06/2021
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.56" W, 0.98" H

The Taste of Sugar

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Overview

Marisel Vera emerges as a major new voice in contemporary fiction with this “capacious” (The New Yorker) novel set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War. Up in the mountainous region of Utuado, Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez labor to keep their coffee farm from the creditors. When the great San Ciriaco hurricane of 1899 brings devastating upheaval, the young couple is lured along with thousands of other puertorriquenos to the sugar plantations of Hawaii, where they are confronted by the hollowness of America’s promises of prosperity. Depicting the roots of Puerto Rican alienation and exodus, which resonates especially today, The Taste of Sugar is “a gorgeous feat of storytelling” (Tayari Jones).

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A majestic work with the grand sweep of history and the intimacy of a compelling dream. Marisel Vera has written a compassionate, unforgettable, richly detailed novel about colonialism in all its guises, offering us little-known stories from the past that are essential to understanding the present.–Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban
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Details

ISBN-10: 1631499041
ISBN-13: 9781631499043
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 07/06/2021
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.56" W, 0.98" H
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