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by Kathleen Alcala

eBook The Flower in the Skull: A Novel download ISBN: 0811819167
Author: Kathleen Alcala
Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 220
ePub: 1773 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
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In Flower in the Skull we see three generations of women trying to adapt to their sorroundings and at the same time make sense of their past.

In Flower in the Skull we see three generations of women trying to adapt to their sorroundings and at the same time make sense of their past. This is no easy task but the characters make an effort, and although they are not always totally happy, they manage to make it on their own. A very good book, very honest and informative.

Kathleen Alcalá (born 29 August 1954) is the author of a short-story collection, three novels set in the American Southwest .

Kathleen Alcalá (born 29 August 1954) is the author of a short-story collection, three novels set in the American Southwest and nineteenth-century Mexico, and a collection of essays. She teaches creative writing at workshops and programs in Washington state and elsewhere, including Seattle University, the University of New Mexico and Richard Hugo House. A play based on her novel, Spirits of the Ordinary, was produced by The Miracle Theatre of Portland, Oregon. She served on the board of Richard Hugo House and the advisory boards of Con Tinta, Field’s End and the Centrum Writers Conference.

By (author) Kathleen Alcala. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). On an isolated island off the New England coast, fifteen-year-old Michael and his parents begin their customary lazy vacation - swimming, sailing, dreaming, reading. Nothing to worry about, except perhaps his adored father's wandering eye. Then two exquisite flirts, Mrs. Mertz and her twenty-year-old daughter, Zina, move into the guesthouse.

The Flower in the Skull, Kathleen Alcalá's second novel, chronicles three generations of women descended from the Opata Indians of the Sonoran Desert

The Flower in the Skull, Kathleen Alcalá's second novel, chronicles three generations of women descended from the Opata Indians of the Sonoran Desert. It received the Western States Book Award and the Governer's Writers Award. Chronicle Books, 1998, Harvest Books, 1999). La flor en la calavera - ahora no hay copias en español. Spirits of the Ordinary.

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In Flower in the Skull we see three generations of women trying to adapt to their sorroundings and at the same time make sense of their past

In Flower in the Skull we see three generations of women trying to adapt to their sorroundings and at the same time make sense of their past.

A riveting new novel from acclaimed author Kathleen Alcal , The Flower in the Skull begins in the Sonoran Desert in the late 19th century, where a village of Opata Indians is attacked by Mexican soldiers. Driven from family and homeland, Concha, a young woman from the village, makes her way alone to Tucson, where she gives birth. Through the stories of Concha and her daughter, and the related story of Shelly—a Latina living in modern-day Los Angeles who is increasingly fascinated by her ancestry—the author spins a powerful tale of heritage, loss, and acculturation. Her most lyrical and moving work yet, The Flower in the Skull is a vivid tale of beauty and bravery which stands perfectly apart even as it continues the epic begun with Spirits of the Ordinary.
Comments: (4)
Fani
This book is beautifully written, with unexpected plot turns and fully developed characters. I empathized with each of the their plights and when I finished the book, it left me wanting more.
Adorardana
Kathleen Alcala's "The Flower in the Skull" is a haunting, beautiful and well-researched novel that begins deep in Mexico's Sonoran Desert in the late 1800s and follows three generations of women up to the present. Alcala's language is clear, evocative and, at times, heart-wrenching as she tells this story of diaspora, lost family connections and personal discovery. One of the most moving chapters (titled, "The Girl in the Closet") is Alcala at her best as she captures the almost overwhelming fears of a woman beaten down by the sexual transgressions of her employer: "If I just stay here, I will be fine. Before I shut the door, I got a box of crackers from the kitchen, so I will be fine." This is a powerful novel.
Maridor
In Flower in the Skull we see three generations of women trying to adapt to their sorroundings and at the same time make sense of their past. This is no easy task but the characters make an effort, and although they are not always totally happy, they manage to make it on their own. A very good book, very honest and informative.
Dondallon
I read this book first of the trilogy. I fell in love with the stories and read all three in just a few weeks time. The stories take us to a time, a place and a people who are forgotten. The women and men of Mexico, in the transition time when borders are fluid and countries are defining themselves, creating themselves, on the backs of the poor. They are people whose lives do not have happy endings. People who lived as best they could with few resources and no opportunities. My heart was taken by the characters. Alcala does a wonderful job of weaving history into a story that could be true.

It is a lovely read. Enjoy.