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Author Rojas Contreras, Ingrid, author.

Title Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel / Ingrid Rojas Contreras.


Location Call No. Status
 Upper Level Fiction  F Roja    AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for Main Level New Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to befriend the aloof teenager. But Petrona's mysterious behavior conceals a powerful yearning. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the riptide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amid the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal.
Subject Bogotá (Colombia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Violence -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Families -- Colombia -- Bogotá -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780385542722 : HRD 26.95
0385542720 : HRD 26.95

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