Ostrich Legs

Ostrich Legs

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Partially autobiographical, this translation of the Spanish Patas de Avestruz is a masterpiece of introspective, linguistically innovative fiction about the relationship between two sistersa€”one 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 consequencesa€”whether 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.

Title:Ostrich Legs
Author:Alicia Kozameh, David E. Davis
Publisher:Wings Press - 2013


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