Porque Hay Silencioby Alba Ambert
In this exquisitely crafted novel, acclaimed author Alba Ambert (The Eighth Continent) tells the story from birth to adulthood of Blanca, a woman who struggles to overcome the poverty and oppression of her Puerto Rican-South Bronx heritage. Blanca must pay a terrible emotional price to find her release from the past, "la puerta final, la que abriria todas las puertas" (the final door, the door that will open all doors). Published in English as A Perfect Silence to national acclaim in 1995, Porque hay silencio is not simply the Spanish-language version of that work, but an independent and lyrical creation in its own right A Perfect Silence is the recipient of Multicultural Reviews' Carey McWilliams Award. How fortunate we are", writes Nicholasa Mohr, to have a Latina writer "as talented and creative as Alba Ambert".
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