El Canto del Agua

Una Novela

By Nelly Rosario
(Vintage Espanol, Paperback, 9781400030040, 272pp.)

Publication Date: September 16, 2003

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Esta novela vibrante y provocativa explora los sueños y las luchas de tres generaciones de mujeres dominicanas. Graciela, nacida en las cercanías de Santo Domingo al final del siglo diecinueve, es una aventurera testaruda que se cria durante la ocupación de los Estados Unidos. Demasiada pobre para viajar mas allá de su imaginación y frustrada con la monotonía de su vida, se ve afectada en sus relaciones amorosas y en su relación con su hija Mercedes. Mercedes, abandonada a los trece años por Graciela, acude a la religión como consuelo, y después de manejar una tienda durante la dictadura de Trujillo, emigra a Nueva York con su esposo y con su nieta, Leila. Leila hereda la inquietud apasionada de su bisabuela Graciela. Pero, atrapada entre culturas, su libertad llega con sus propias obligaciones y peligros.




About the Author
Nelly Rosario was born in 1972 in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York three months later. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from MIT and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She has received numerous awards including a 1999 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Fellowship, the Bronx Writers' Center Van Lier Literary Fellowship for 1999-2000, two National Arts Club Writing Fellowships, the 1997 Huston/Wright Award in Fiction, and most recently she has been chosen as a "Writer on the Verge" by the "Village Voice Literary Supplement" for 2001. Rosario is published in the anthology "Becoming American" (Hyperion, 2000). She now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter Olivia.

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