Boundaries

Elizabeth Nunez (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
Akashic Books
Publish Date
September 27, 2011
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.66 X 0.94 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781617750335

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About the Author

Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of a memoir and nine novels, four of them selected as New York Times Editors' Choice. Her two most recent books are Not for Everyday Use, a memoir, which won the 2015 prestigious Hurston Wright Legacy Award for nonfiction, and the novel Even in Paradise, a contemporary version of Shakespeare's King Lear. Her other novels are: Boundaries (nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Fiction); Anna In-Between (PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence and long-listed for an IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award); Prospero's Daughter (2010 Trinidad and Tobago One Book, One Community selection, and the 2006 Florida Center for the Literary Arts One Book, One Community); Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award); Beyond the Limbo Silence (Independent Publishers Book Award); Grace; Discretion; and When Rocks Dance. Nunez received her PhD from New York University and is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches courses on Caribbean Women Writers and Creative Writing.

Reviews


"Boundaries is told in spare and trascendent prose. [...] As always, Nunez delivers a unique and riveting perspective on Carribean life as well as immigrant life in general."
--"The New York Amsterdam News"
"Many moments of elegant, overarching insight bind the personal to the collective past."
--"New York Times Book Review"
"In Nunez's latest, the author further explores immigrant life, a life where a hard-working woman can progress up the corporate ladder, buy an apartment in a soon-to-be trendy neighborhood, and still be plagued by outsider's angst . . . A thoughtful literary novel exploring the shadows of cultural identity and the mirage of assimilation."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
"A quiet, sensitive portrait. . . This work covers a lot of ground, from mother-daughter and male-female relationships to the tensions between immigrants and the American born."
--"Library Journal"
"Nunez deftly dissects the immigrant experience in light of cultural tr