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 Dominicana/ Dominican

Dominicana/ Dominican

Synopsis

"On the last day of 1964, fifteen-year-old Ana Canciâon marries Juan Ruiz, a man twice her age, in the Dominican countryside. The following day she becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a one-bedroom in Washington Heights. Juan is unfaithful, abusive, andcontrolling, he even forbids her from learning English. After a failed escape, Ana learns she is pregnant. Both her mother and husband compare her pregnancy to winning the lottery, her child will have American citizenship. Juan returns briefly to the Dominican Republic when the civil war begins, leaving Câesar, his brother, to care for Ana. During that respite from confinement she experiences true love, which awakens her will to fight for independence from her abuser and for the right to stay in her adopted homeland. A timeless portrait of womanhood and citizenship, which rings true in this era of forced migration"--

Book Details

Edition

Original

Publisher

Random House Digital Dist

Released

Jun 15, 2021

Language

spanish

ISBN

9781644210710

Age Level

General Adult

Attributes

Text to Speech Enabled
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