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By Loida Maritza Pérez

Publish yr note: First released in 1999
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After leaving the varsity she'd attended to flee her religiously conservative mom and dad, Iliana, a first-generation Dominican-American girl, returns domestic to Brooklyn to discover that her relatives is falling aside: one sister is careening towards psychological cave in, one other sister resides in a decrepit construction together with her abusive husband and 3 teenagers, and a 3rd sister has easily disappeared.

In this dislocating city atmosphere Iliana reluctantly confronts the anger and desperation that appear to seep via each crack of her family's small residence, and studies the entire contradictions, superstitions, joys, and pains that come from a lifestyles stuck among cultures. during this terrific debut novel, packed with sleek prose and searing element, Loida Maritza Pérez bargains a penetrating portrait of the yankee immigrant adventure as she explores the real meanings of id, family—and domestic.

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