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In the Name of Salome

In the Name of Salome - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0452282438

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ISBN13: 978-0452282438
ISBN10: 0452282438
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Plume Books
Published: 2000
International: No

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In the Name of Salome - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0452282438

Julia Alvarez

ISBN13: 978-0452282438
ISBN10: 0452282438
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Plume Books

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

"The story of my life starts with the story of my country... ." Thus begins Julia Alvarez's epic fictional account of the real-life Salomé Ureña-the "Emily Dickinson of the Dominican Republic." Born in the 1850s, in a time of intense political repression and turmoil, Salomé's fervent patriotic poems turned her-at seventeen-into a national icon. In the Name of Salomé is equally the story of Salomé's daughter, Camila, who grows up in exile, in the shadow of her mother's legend. Shy and self-effacing, Camila's life is in stark contrast to Salomé's. While her mother dedicated her brief life to educating Dominican girls to serve their struggling new nation, Camila spent her career explaining the Spanish pluperfect to upper-class American girls. But when, at age sixty-six, Camila makes a decision to leave her comfortable life behind and join Castro's revolution in Cuba, she begins a journey to make peace with her past-and bring the lives of two remarkable women full circle.

Spanning more than a century, In the Name of Salomé proves Alvarez equally adept at capturing the sweep of history and the most intimate details of women's lives and hearts. It is Alvarez's richest and most inspiring novel to date.

Author Bio

Alvarez, Julia :

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

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