I'm glad the newer edition has a different cover. The old cover looks like it depicts the narrator's mother, but this one looks like it depicts Flor de Mayo Puac, the woman who was brought to the US (NYC area, I think) to be the family maid & care for the Narrator who, as a boy, was very ill. The father decides to adopt Flor & send her to school.
Sadly, she goes back to Guatemala and meets her demise. What I loved about this story is how much I learned, especially about Guatemala, but also about the area in the East Coast where the family lives. Flor's death remains a mystery, but the reader comes out championing Flor as a hero who tried to save the Indian children who, like her, have been removed so that Indian land can be taken over by corporate greed.
This is one of the best stories I've ever read. Garcia Marquez ain't got nothin' on Francisco Goldman!
- Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr (1 June 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871135094
- ISBN-13: 978-0871135094
- Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 16.3 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 771 g
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