Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City
by Alicia Cossio
translated by Kenneth J. A. Wishnia
Northwestern University Press, 1999
Cloth: 978-0-8101-1408-1
Library of Congress Classification PQ8220.35.A5B713 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 863

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This magical novel, available in English for the first time, chronicles the history of Bruna and her wealthy, eccentric family, a clan with a centuries-long history in the somnolent mountains of northern Ecuador. Bruna's relatives spend their waking hours reassembling the family tree, appropriating and casting off relations and ancestors at will. As she pieces together her family history, Bruna begins to create her own identity, emerging from the shadow of history and coming to grips with the struggles of her family and nation to achieve a balance between the best of the old and the new.
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