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Of Women and Salt

Of Women and Salt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Garcia, Gabriela

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Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt traces a lineage of five generations of women-mothers and daughters-across the Latin American diaspora. It begins in nineteenth century Cuba: young Maria Isabel is the only woman working at a cigar factory, where each day the workers are read V...ictor Hugo and encouraged to recognise their value and strength. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options for survival, the sounds of war are approaching. As Maria seeks personal emancipation through learning to read, the world around her is destroyed forever. Decades later, in 2012, Maria Isabel's descendent Jeanette is recovering from addiction. When she makes a snap decision to take in Andrea, her neighbour Gloria's daughter, after Gloria is detained by immigration officers, her life looks likely to take a new turn. Gloria, stuck in a detention centre, wonders where she might hope to bring up her child safely, and a few years earlier Yolanda, a political immigrant from Cuba, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother and with her husband while raising her wayward daughter Jeanette. When Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother, she discovers a book of Maria Isabel's that promises to link her more fully to her own heritage. Then finally in 2017, at the border between Mexico and Texas, a grown up Andrea makes a dangerous and determined journey in an effort to give herself the best chance at life-her erroneous memory of Jeanette's kindness driving her on. Moving backwards and forwards in time, Of Women and Salt follows Latina women of fierce pride and longing, all irrevocably linked by the inheritance of trauma, and the writings and stories passed between them.
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ISBN 9781529031522
Released NZ 11 May 2021
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529031522
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 11 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 7 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Garcia, Gabriela
Category Modern Fiction
Intergenerational Relationships
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 284g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Latin Americans - Fiction, Cuba - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade