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Palm Latitudes

Palm Latitudes

(1988)
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Written nearly a decade after Lithium for Medea, Palm Latitudes, Kate Braverman's second novel and arguably her chef d'oeuvre, explores the intertwined lives of three women who await absolution and revelation in the bougainvillea- and violence-filled "barrio" of Los Angeles. Frances Ramos is a voluptuous prostitute who flaunts her wealth and is held in high esteem by the local street gangs. Gloria Hernandez is a dutiful young wife and mother - until her husband's act of betrayal sparks her growing estrangement and fury. Marta Ortega, a prophetic old woman connected viscerally with the forces/elements of nature, nods as past and present mingle and quietly charts the cross-pollenization of her turbulent neighborhood, and of human destiny.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Palm Latitudes
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 0-671-64542-0 / 978-0-671-64542-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Linden Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Palm Latitudes: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 1-58322-572-2 / 978-1-58322-572-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Palm Latitudes (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 0-14-012640-6 / 978-0-14-012640-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Palm Latitudes: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Braverman
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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