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A Servants Tale: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction)
A Servants Tale: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction) Paula Fox 0393322858 9780393322859 Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owners son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were
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A Servants Tale: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction) by Paula Fox

Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owners son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens underneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked home from the plantation kitchen. Luisas father, fearing revolution, takes his family to New York. In the barrio his once-powerful name means nothing, and the family establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita becomes a dream. Luisa does not dream of going to college, as her friend Ellen does, or of winning the lottery, as her father does. She takes a job as a servant and, paradoxically, grows more independent. She marries and later raises a son alone. She works as a servant all her life. A Servants Tale is the story of a life that is simple on the surface but full of depth and richness as we come to know it, a story told with consummate grace and compassion by Paula Fox.

Author: Paula Fox

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2001-09-17

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