My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories

My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories

Stories

By Annecy Baez; Annecy Bez

Curbstone Press, Paperback, 9781931896382, 205pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

Description

"My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories, " winner of the 2007 Marmol Prize, is a collection of fourteen interrelated stories about young Dominican women living in the Bronx as they deal with the choices they make in their everyday life. These stories span three decades, beginning in the 1970s, and their topics range from mother-daughter struggles, father-daughter betrayal, family, and child abuse, to emerging sexuality, love, loss, and healing.

Annecy Baez's daring treatment of taboo themes, such as sexual child abuse and the struggle of the individual against restrictive traditional values, makes this book unique in Dominican fiction.



About the Author
Annecy BAez is a poet and fiction writer. Her literary work has appeared in Caudal, a Dominican journal, Tertuliando/Hanging Out, a bilingual anthology, and Callaloo. A psychotherapist by training, she holds a doctoral degree in clinical social work. Presently, she is the Director of the Counseling Center at Lehman College.

Annecy Bez is a poet and fiction writer. Her literary work has appeared in Caudal, a Dominican journal, Tertuliando/Hanging Out, a bilingual anthology, and Callaloo. A psychotherapist by training, she holds a doctoral degree in clinical social work. Presently, she is the Director of the Counseling Center at Lehman College.


Praise For My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories

There is a depth here that is undeniably moving...A beautiful and tender book." -- Benjamin A. Sáenz