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- DescriptionSouthern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado--despite her drunken, philandering (w ex-) husband--could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Lati bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter who won't speak to the youngest, is fiercely intelligent and proud. She has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles, California, to seek financial independence in San Jose. Her sisters did the same thing but very differently. Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and, to hide away, she immersed herself in the suburbia of her two young daughters. And Nataly, the baby, went very hip into the free-spirited Lati art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting on tables in an upscale restaurant by night. Everything they kw comes crashing down in a random tragic moment and Mercy must somehow make what was broken whole again.Desiree Zamora says that she was taken aback by the negative reaction to Sonia Sotomayor's wise Latina remark. And she is appalled by stereotypical rendering of Latinas in mainstream literature, saying that true-to-life middle-class Latinas are invisible in the fabric of American culture. Zamora is a playwright, Pushcart Prize minee for fiction, and the director of the Community Literacy Center at Occidental College. She also collaborates with InsideOut Writers, a program that works with formerly incarcerated youth. She lives in Pasadena, California.
- Author BiographyDesiree Zamorano is a playwright, Pushcart Prize nominee, and novelist. She is the director of the the Community Literacy Center at Occidental College; she also collaborates with InsideOut Writers, a program that works with formerly incarcerated youth. She lives in Pasadena, California. The Amado Women is her first trade-published novel.
- Author(s)Desiree Zamorano
- PublisherCinco Puntos Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCinco Puntos Press
- Weight340 g
- Width155 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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