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ISBN-10: 0802138608
ISBN-13: 9780802138606
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 05/15/2002
Dimensions: 8.24" L, 5.53" W, 0.67" H

Leaving Tabasco

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Overview

Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico’s most acclaimed young writers, and Leaving Tabasco tells of the coming-of-age of Delmira Ulloa, raised in an all-female home in Agustini, in the Mexican province of Tabasco. The Washington Post Book World wrote, We happily share with [Delmira] … her life, including the infinitely charming town she inhabits [and] her grandmother’s fantastic imagination. In Agustini it is not unusual to see your grandmother float above the bed when she sleeps, or to purchase torrential rains at a traveling fair, or to watch your family’s elderly serving woman develop stigmata, then disappear completely, to be canonized as a local saint. As Delmira becomes a woman she will search for her missing father, and will make a choice that will force her to leave home forever. Brimming with the spirit of its irrepressible heroine, Leaving Tabasco is a story of great charm and depth that will remain in its readers’ hearts for a long time. Carmen Boullosa … immerses us once again in her wickedly funny and imaginative world. — Dolores Prida, Latina To flee Agustini is to leave not just a town but the viscerally primal dreamscape it represents. — Sandra Tsing Loh, The New York Times Book Review A vibrant coming-of-age tale … Boullosa [is] a master…. Each chapter is an adventure. — Monica L. Williams, The Boston Globe

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Details

ISBN-10: 0802138608
ISBN-13: 9780802138606
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 05/15/2002
Dimensions: 8.24" L, 5.53" W, 0.67" H
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