The exotic Clara, born deaf on a Portuguese island steeped in legend and mystery, relocates to northern California, where her profound sense of longing drives her to create her own language to express her sensual vitality. A first novel.
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An inventive and poetic novel about a young woman's search for self-expression in a world without sound. Clara is born without the capacity to hear in the exotic Azores, where her people are haunted by the legends, literature, and mystery of these Portuguese islands. In her youth, she moves to northern California, where her heritage continues to color her newfound landscape. Drawing upon her own spiritual resources, she creates her own languages in unusual, universal forms.About the Author:
Katherine Vaz is the author of two novels, Saudade and Mariana, as well as three short story collections, Fado & Other Stories, Our Lady of the Artichokes & Other Portuguese-American Stories, and the recently published The Love Life of an Assistant Animator & Other Stories. Vaz is a former Barnes & Noble "Great New Writer" designee, and her works have received numerous accolades, including the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the Prairie Schooner Award.
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312110553
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