My Mother's Funeral

My Mother's Funeral

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ISBN-13: 9781933880396
Publisher: Cavankerry Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ADRIANA PÁRAMO is a Colombian writer and anthropologist whose book Looking for Esperanza won the Social Justice and Equality Award in creative nonfiction.

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James Cañón

“My Mother’s Funeral offers not only a tribute to an exceptional matriarch, but presents a splendid portrait of her daughter’s heartbreaking journey to understanding the meaning of their relationship. Páramo’s heartfelt grieving and soulfully evoked searching is a most generous and unforgettable gift for which I cannot thank her enough.”

James Canon

"My Mother's Funeral offers not only a tribute to an exceptional matriarch, but presents a splendid portrait of her daughter's heartbreaking journey to understanding the meaning of their relationship. Paramo's heartfelt grieving and soulfully evoked searching is a most generous and unforgettable gift for which I cannot thank her enough."

Patricia Engel

“Full of hope, tenderness, and redemption, My Mother’s Funeral is a memoir of astonishing beauty; a spellbinding and devastating meditation on the ways we are transformed by love and loss, and how we may leave our home, but our home never leaves us.”

Lisa Alvarado

“How can an elegy be a living thing? When it is My Mother’s Funeral by Adriana Páramo. She understands and plumbs the depths of the mother-daughter bond--complicated, thorny, radiant, complex and provides a necessary touchstone for anyone who is a child of a mother, anyone who has known loss and is trying to weave the threads of memory and forgiveness. Páramo is tender, brave and her aim is true. Do not hesitate to read this and feed your soul.”

Steven Harvey

“Páramo paints a portrait of two women—mother and daughter—in a volatile relationship that, in the end, is shaped by the strong bond of love between them. Set against a backdrop of Bogotá street violence and Medellín drug lords, My Mother’s Funeral is a big book in which the personal lives of the beautiful and vulnerable are set in high relief against cultural and historical forces that shape, but do not contain them.”

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