A Decent Woman

A Decent Woman

by Eleanor Parker Sapia


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Ana Belén Opaku, a proud Afro-Cuban midwife born into slavery, is the only midwife in La Playa de Ponce. After testifying at an infanticide trial, Ana is forced to reveal a dark secret from her past while she continues to hide a more sinister one.
A respectable young widow with two small children, Serafina Martínez marries a wealthy merchant from a distinguished family. When she's attacked during her pregnancy, she and Ana become allies to preserve Serafina's honor.
Set in 1900 Puerto Rico, against the combustive backdrop of a society where women are treated like possessions, multi-award-winning author Eleanor Parker Sapia explores the battle of two women defending their dignity against the pain of betrayal in a society resistant to change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941058879
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 806,993
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Puerto Rican-born Eleanor Parker Sapia is the author of the multi-award-winning historical novel, A DECENT WOMAN, published by Winter Goose Publishing. Her debut novel, set in turn of the century Ponce, Puerto Rico, garnered Second Place for Best Latino Focused Fiction Book, English, at the 2017 International Latino Book Award with Latino Literacy Now. The book was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Historical Fiction, English, at the 2016 International Latino Book Awards with Latino Literacy Now. A Decent Woman was selected as a Book of the Month by Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club in 2015, and Eleanor is featured in the anthology, Latina Authors and Their Muses, edited by Mayra Calvani.

A writer, artist, and photographer, Eleanor currently lives in Berkeley County, West Virginia, where she is working on her second novel, The Laments, set in 1927 Puerto Rico.

When Eleanor is not writing, she facilitates creativity groups and tells herself she is making plans to walk El Camino de Santiago a second time. She is the mother of two fantastic children and currently lives in West Virginia.

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