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The Resource The taste of sugar : a novel, Marisel Vera

The taste of sugar : a novel, Marisel Vera

Label
The taste of sugar : a novel
Title
The taste of sugar
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marisel Vera
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Marisel Vera emerges as a major voice of contemporary fiction with a heart- wrenching novel set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War. It is 1898, and groups of starving Puerto Ricans, los hambrientos, roam the parched countryside and dusty towns begging for food. Under the yoke of Spanish oppression, the Caribbean island is forced to prepare to wage war with the United States. Up in the mountainous coffee region of Utuado, Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez labor to keep their small farm from the creditors. When the Spanish-American War and the great San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899 bring devastating upheaval, the young couple is lured, along with thousands of other puertorriquenos, to the sugar plantations of Hawaii-another US territory-where they are confronted by the hollowness of America's promises of prosperity. Writing in the tradition of great Latin American storytelling, Marisel Vera's The Taste of Sugar is an unforgettable novel of love and endurance, and a timeless portrait of the reasons we leave home."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10892535
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vera, Marisel
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E7
LC item number
T37 2020
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Puerto Rico
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
Label
The taste of sugar : a novel, Marisel Vera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120094676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781631497735
Lccn
2019056388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1120094676
Label
The taste of sugar : a novel, Marisel Vera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120094676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781631497735
Lccn
2019056388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1120094676

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