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Of women and salt / Gabriela Garcia.

Of women and salt / Gabriela Garcia.
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ISBN 9781250776686 (hardback)
Author Garcia, Gabriela, 1984- author.
Title Of women and salt / Gabriela Garcia.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.
Pagination etc. 207 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Note "A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbour detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centres, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals-personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others-that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America's most tangled, honest, human roots"--
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Cuban American women -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Family relationships -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Shelf Location F GARC
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