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Book Title: The Amado Women|
The author of the book: Desiree Zamorano
Date of issue: July 1st 2014
ISBN 13: 9781935955733
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 756 KB
Edition: Cinco Puntos Press
Read full description of the books The Amado Women:Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado—despite her drunken, philandering (now ex-) husband—could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter who won't speak to the youngest, is fiercely intelligent and proud. She has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles, California, to seek financial independence in San Jose. Her sisters did the same thing but very differently. Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and, to hide away, she immersed herself in the suburbia of her two young daughters. And Nataly, the baby, went very hip into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting on tables in an upscale restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a random tragic moment and Mercy must somehow make what was broken whole again.
Désirée Zamorano says that she was taken aback by the negative reaction toSonia Sotomayor's self-description as a "wise Latina." And she is appalled by stereotypical rendering of Latinas in mainstream literature, saying that true-to-life middle-class Latinas are invisible in the fabric of American culture. Zamorano is a playwright, Pushcart Prize nominee for fiction, and the director of the Community Literacy Center at Occidental College. She also collaborates with InsideOut Writers, a program that works with formerly incarcerated youth. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Read information about the authorDesiree Zamorano has wrestled with culture, identity, and the invisibility of Latinas from early on. Her commentaries have appeared in the LA Times, NPR's Latino USA and Publishers Weekly. She delights in the exploration of contemporary issues of injustice and inequity, via her mystery series featuring private investigator, Inez Leon.
Her novel THE AMADO WOMEN, is about four women, linked by birth, separated by secrets.2014, Cinco Puntos Press.
A lifelong reader, writer and educator, she is proud of having co-authored with her sister two plays commissioned by southern California's Bilingual Foundation for the Arts. Equity productions, "Reina" and "Bell Gardens 90201" toured for a total of eight years. A Pushcart prize nominee, and award-winning short story author, her novel MODERN CONS is out as an ebook from Lucky Bat Books.
About MODERN CONS: "Family inflicts the deadliest cuts in this compelling psychological thriller. Desiree Zamorano is a writer to watch."
-Dianne Emley, L.A. Times bestselling author
HUMAN CARGO features Inez Leon, a PI with a tortilla chip on her shoulder in search of truth, justice and the Mexican-American way. Lucky Bat Books.
Latinidad's mystery pick of the year.
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