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- DescriptionDoctor Magdalena Ibarra is a Houston surgeon haunted by the tragic death of her parents in a fire. Burdened by the memory of her father's sins, a doctor who betrayed the poor Mexican immigrants who trusted him, Magdalena desires forgetfulness. While visiting in Mexico City, she gets lost in the gigantic Mercado de la Merced. She discovers a secret passage where miracles are sold: love, sleep, and oblivion. Inflicted by vertigo, she loses consciousness and awakens in a strange place, the home of the La Dona del Olvido or Lady of Forgetfulness. Is her journey real or hallucination? This postmodern allegory combines science fiction with history and challenges the reader to examine conventional history and reason through the lens of memory and desire.
- Author BiographyRosa Martha Villarreal is a native Texan whose family origins in the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila date back to the 1500's. A long-time resident of California, she graduated from San Jose State University. Doctor Magdalena: Novella was selected for inclusion in The Center for Latino Initiatives at The Smithsonian. She is the author of the regional bestseller Chronicles of Air and Dreams (Archer Books). Her novel The Stillness of Love and Exile (Tertulia Press) was the recipient of the 2008 PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award for Best Fiction and a Silver Medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction.
- Author(s)Rosa Martha Villarreal
- Date of Publication15/12/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectSelf Improvement: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight77 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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