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Song of the Water Saints

(2002)
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This vibrant, provocative debut novel explores the dreams and struggles of three generations of Dominican women. Graciela, born on the outskirts of Santo Domingo at the turn of the century, is a headstrong adventuress who comes of age during the U.S. occupation. Too poor to travel beyond her imagination, she is frustrated by the monotony of her life, which erodes her love affairs and her relationship with Mercedes, her daughter. Mercedes, abandoned by Graciela at thirteen, turns to religion for solace and, after managing to keep a shop alive during the Trujillo dictatorship, emigrates to New York with her husband and granddaughter, Leila. Leila inherits her great-grandmother Graciela's passion-driven recklessness. But, caught as she is between cultures, her freedom arrives with its own set of obligations and dangers.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Song of the Water Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Nelly Rosario
ISBN: 0-375-42087-8 / 978-0-375-42087-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song of the Water Saints
Author(s): Nelly Rosario
ISBN: 0-375-72549-0 / 978-0-375-72549-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Song of the Water Saints: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Nelly Rosario
Publisher: Vintage
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