OF WOMEN AND SALT

By (author)GABRIELA GARCIA

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Five generations of women are linked by blood and circumstance, by the secrets they share, and by a single book passed down through a family, with an affirmation scrawled in its margins: ‘We are force. We are more than we think we are.’

1866, Cuba: Isabel is the only woman employed at a cigar factory, where each day the workers find strength in daily readings of Victor Hugo. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options, the sounds of war are approaching.

1959, Cuba: Dolores watches her husband make for the mountains in answer to Fidel Castro’s call to arms. What Dolores knows, though, is that to survive, she must win her own war, and commit an act of violence that threatens to destroy her daughter Carmen’s world.

2016, Miami: Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, is shocked when her daughter Jeanette announces her plans to travel to Cuba to see her grandmother Dolores. In the walls of her crumbling home lies a secret, one that will link Jeanette to her past, and to this fearless line of women.

Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

ISBN: 9781529031553
ISBN: 9781529031553
Publisher: PICADOR
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Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

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9781529031553

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2021

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207

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Gabriela Garcia is a fiction writer, poet, and journalist. After completing an MFA in fiction from Purdue, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer?s Award and served as the 2018 writer-in-residence for Sarabande Books. Her work has been selected for publication in Best American Poetry 2019. She is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Cuba and grew up in Miami.

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