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  • A servant's tale by Paula Fox

    ISBN 13: 9780393322859

    The author of the book: Paula Fox

    Date of issue: September 17th 2001

    ISBN: 0393322858

    Last download: 11 days ago

    Book Title: A servant's tale

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    Edition: W. W. Norton Company

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Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens underneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked home from the plantation kitchen. Luisa's father, fearing revolution, takes his family to New York. In the barrio his once-powerful name means nothing, and the family establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita becomes a dream. Luisa does not dream of going to college, as her friend Ellen does, or of winning the lottery, as her father does. She takes a job as a servant and, paradoxically, grows more independent. She marries and later raises a son alone. She works as a servant all her life. A Servant's Tale is the story of a life that is simple on the surface but full of depth and richness as we come to know it, a story told with consummate grace and compassion by Paula Fox.



Reviews for the book A servant's tale


ETHAN
The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.
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SOPHIE
This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.
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DYLAN
Time flew unnoticed.
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JAYDEN
Bogus! You could have done better.
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ZOE
A hard, shocking, but extremely useful book that makes you think!
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