Princess Papaya

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Gay/Lesbian Studies. A corral of unique characters populate this rhapsodic, magically real tour de force: a hydrocephalic child with uncanny spiritual powers, a doctor whose greed precipitates a descent into his worst nightmares, a grieving poet struggling to regain her muse, and a man who fights to survive torture and the neglect of his family. Taking us from the 9-11 tragedy in New York City to the political dungeons in Cuba to the vineyards of Santa Barbara, Novas weaves ...

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Gay/Lesbian Studies. A corral of unique characters populate this rhapsodic, magically real tour de force: a hydrocephalic child with uncanny spiritual powers, a doctor whose greed precipitates a descent into his worst nightmares, a grieving poet struggling to regain her muse, and a man who fights to survive torture and the neglect of his family. Taking us from the 9-11 tragedy in New York City to the political dungeons in Cuba to the vineyards of Santa Barbara, Novas weaves santerĂ­a, gender, transgender, sexuality politics, and the resistance movement in contemporary Cuba.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558854369
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2006

    Extraordinary Novel

    This novel deals with so many contemporary issues--transexuals, minorities (including Native American, Latinos, Jewish Americans, African Americans), the moral questions of what we owe our fellow human beings and what lies and family betrayals beget...And yet it's the poetry of the prose and the feelings the author Novas is able to bring out in the reader by digging deep into her characters that really wins the day. Victoria and Cooper and other characters lived with me long after I'd read the book. I'm planning to read it again. Himilce Novas is an extraordinary writer.

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