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At the narrow waist of the world : a memoir

Autor: Marlena Maduro Baraf
Verlag: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press , 2019.
Ausgabe/Medienart   Gedrucktes Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Medienarten anzeigen
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Growing up in the steamy tropics of Catholic Panama in the 1950s and '60s, Marlena is raised by a lively family of Spanish Jews, her many tíos and tías providing her with a loving refuge from the difficulties of life, including the frequent absences of her mentally ill mother. But at fifteen, Marlena must pull away from her troubled parent, leave the center of her world and enter an entirely new one--crossing  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Autobiographies
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Name: Marlena Maduro Baraf; Marlena Maduro Baraf
Medienart: Biografie
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Alle Autoren: Marlena Maduro Baraf
ISBN: 9781631525889 1631525883
OCLC-Nummer: 1110505028
Beschreibung: xiv, 167 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Verfasserangabe: Marlena Maduro Baraf.

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In this lush and vivid coming-of-age memoir about a mother's mental illness and the healing power of a loving Jewish and Hispanic extended family, young Marlena must pull away from her mother, leave  Weiterlesen…

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MIDWEST REVIEW: Deftly written, impressively candid, insightfully presented, "At the Narrow Waist of the World: A Memoir" is an extraordinary and memorable read -- and one that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly...
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