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Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel / Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

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  • 13 of 14 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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1 current hold with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F ROJ (Text) 35101011021057 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385542722
  • ISBN: 0385542720
  • Physical Description: viii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation."-- from publisher.
Subject: Bogotá (Colombia) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Violence > Psychological aspects > Fiction.
Families > Colombia > Bogotá > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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