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001    on1006524940 
003    OCoLC 
005    20180727085221.8 
008    171010s2018    nyu           000 f eng   
010      2017039664 
020    9780385542722|q(hardcover) 
020    0385542720|q(hardcover) 
020    9780525434313|q(softcover) 
020    0525434313|q(softcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1006524940 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dBDX|dYDX|dOCLCO|dOCLCF|dORX|dLW1|dGK8
       |dUAP 
042    pcc 
043    s-ck--- 
049    CKEA 
050 00 PS3603.O5635|bF78 2018 
082 00 813/.6|223 
100 1  Rojas Contreras, Ingrid,|eauthor. 
245 10 Fruit of the drunken tree :|ba novel /|cIngrid Rojas 
       Contreras. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bDoubleday,|c[2018] 
300    306 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "When women of color write history, we see the world as we
       have never seen it before. In Fruit of the Drunken Tree, 
       Ingrid Rojas Contreras honors the lives of girls who 
       witness war. Brava! I was swept up by this story." --
       SANDRA CISNEROS, author of The House on Mango Street A 
       mesmerizing debut set against the backdrop of the 
       devastating violence of 1990's Colombia about a sheltered 
       young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely 
       friendship that threatens to undo them both 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 inextricable coming-of-
       age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras sheds light on
       the impossible choices women are often forced to make in 
       the face of violence and the unexpected connections that 
       can blossom out of desperation. 
650  0 Violence|xPsychological aspects|vFiction. 
650  0 Families|zColombia|zBogotá|vFiction. 
650  0 Teenage girls|vFiction. 
650  0 Sisters|vFiction. 
650  7 Families.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01728849 
650  7 Manners and customs.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01007815 
650  7 Sisters.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01119758 
650  7 Teenage girls.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01145412 
650  7 Violence|xPsychological aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01167246
651  0 Bogotá (Colombia)|xSocial life and customs|vFiction. 
651  7 Colombia|zBogotá|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204897 
655  7 Bildungsromans.|2lcgft 
655  7 Domestic fiction.|2lcgft 
655  7 Domestic fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01726589 
655  7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787 
655  7 Novels.|2lcgft 
914    MID.b25843837 
994    92|bCKE 

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