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Vida (Signed First Edition)

Patricia Engel

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ISBN 10: 0802170781 / ISBN 13: 9780802170781
Published by Grove / Black Cat, 2012
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NY: Grove / Black Cat [2010]. First edition. First printing. A trade paperback original, with French flaps. NEW. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Stories, a debut. Smoke-free, defect-free. Shipped in well padded box. You cannot find a better copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # brit60

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Title: Vida (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Grove / Black Cat

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Fresh, accomplished, and fearless, Vida marks the debut of Patricia Engel, a young author of immense talent and promise. Vida follows a single narrator, Sabina, as she navigates her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora and struggles to find her place within and beyond the net of her strong, protective, but embattled family.

In Lucho,” Sabina’s family already foreigners in a town of blancos” is shunned by the community when a relative commits an unspeakable act of violence, but she is in turn befriended by the town bad boy who has a secret of his own; in Desaliento,” Sabina surrounds herself with other young drifters who spend their time looking for love and then fleeing from it until reality catches up with one of them; and in Vida,” the urgency of Sabina’s self-imposed exile in Miami fades when she meets an enigmatic Colombian woman with a tragic past.

Patricia Engel maps landscapes both actual and interior in this stunning debut, and the constant throughout is Sabina serious, witty, alternately cautious and reckless, open to transformation yet skeptical of its lasting power. Infused by a hard-won, edgy wisdom, Vida introduces a sensational new literary voice.

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Patricia Engel's debut, Vida, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, Young Lions Fiction Award, winner of a Florida Book Award and Independent Publisher Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, and L.A. Weekly. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in A Public Space, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Guernica, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents and raised in New Jersey, she is a graduate of New York University and earned her MFA at Florida International University. Patricia lives in Miami.

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