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Geographies of Home

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
A luminous first novel about the Latina immigrant experience, peopled with "characters whose humanity is so vivid and universal that one cannot help but be swept into their torment" (Miami Herald)

After leaving the college she'd attended to escape her religiously conservative parents, Iliana, a first-generation Dominican-American woman, returns home to Brooklyn to find that her family is falling apart: one sister is careening toward mental collapse, another sister is living in a decrepit building with her abusive husband and three children, and a third sister has simply disappeared. In this dislocating urban environment Iliana reluctantly confronts the anger and desperation that seem to seep through every crack of her family's small house, and experiences all the contradictions, superstitions, joys, and pains that come from a life caught between two cultures. In this magnificent debut novel, filled with graceful prose and searing detail, Loida Maritza Perez offers a penetrating portrait of the American immigrant experience as she explores the true meanings of identity, family--and home.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Geographies of Home
Author(s): Loida Maritza Perez
ISBN: 0-613-28168-3 / 978-0-613-28168-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Geographies of Home
Author(s): Loida Maritza Perez, Loida Maritza Perez
ISBN: 0-670-86889-2 / 978-0-670-86889-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Geographies of Home
Author(s): Loida Maritza Perez
ISBN: 0-14-025371-8 / 978-0-14-025371-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Geographies of Home
Author(s): Loida Maritza Perez
ISBN: 0-670-86679-2 / 978-0-670-86679-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Kindle Editions

March 2000 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Geographies of Home: A Novel
Author(s): Loida Maritza Perez
Publisher: Penguin Books
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