Partially autobiographical, this translation of the Spanish Patas de Avestruz is a masterpiece of introspective, linguistically innovative fiction about the relationship between two sistersaone severely handicapped, the other gifted yet overlooked. Mariana is four years older than her sister Alcira, but Mariana is seriously disabled and slowly dying. Conveying the experience of a physically messy process, this account points out the flaws in adult society through the point-of-view of its child protagonist. At its core, the novel is about the abuse of power and its consequencesawhether that abuse is by a government, a parent, or a child.I know this because the other day, when Mariana and I were eating some pancakes the old lady made, which came with ... He wants to purchase a lot ofstuff, I dona#39;t know how many cows and equipmentfor hisfarm. Ia#39;ll have to see what I can do.
|Author||:||Alicia Kozameh, David E. Davis|
|Publisher||:||Wings Press - 2013|