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Dark plums

Espinosa, Maria

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ISBN 10: 1558851283 / ISBN 13: 9781558851283
Published by Arte Publico, Houston, TX, 1995
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Octavo in color-illus lavendar wrappers; 221 p. ; 22 cm. Presumably a paperback original. Lengthly inscription by author on title. // Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Hispanic Fiction. Psychological fiction. Erotic fiction. New York City (N.Y.) -- Fiction. A few mild reading creases to spine; else Very Good++. Bookseller Inventory # 11404

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Title: Dark plums

Publisher: Arte Publico, Houston, TX

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition (presumed).

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DARK PLUMS is Maria Espinosa's exploration of a young woman's search for love and self in Manhattan. Set in the late 1950s, Adrianne, a young girl from Texas, wanders the city and has sex indiscriminately with strangers. Her relationship with a Cuban-American artist, Alfredo, leads to further degradation as she agrees to work as a hooker in order to support his work as a painter. His treatment of her becomes increasingly brutal, and her suffering becomes so intense that she breaks down. But she ultimately emerges with the strength to leave him.

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María Espinosa is the author of several books, including the novels Dying Unfinished, Incognito, and Longing, and two books of poetry, Love Feelings and Night Music. She is the recipient of the American Book Award and the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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