The Taste of Sugar

Marisel Vera (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 16, 2020
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631497735

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About the Author

A proud Boricua, Marisel Vera is the author of If I Bring You Roses, and the two-time winner of Willow Review's fiction prize. She lives in Chicago and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

A majestic work with the grand sweep of history and the intimacy of a compelling dream. Marisel Vera has written a compassionate, unforgettable, richly detailed novel about colonialism in all its guises, offering us little-known stories from the past that are essential to understanding the present.--Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban
Vera eloquently tells the story of an astonishing Puerto Rican family and their countrymen and women, as their people are constantly betrayed, discarded and ruined, first by the Spanish, next by the Americans, yet they never give up hope. Haunting, mesmerizing, and heart-scorching, you will turn pages while holding your breath. You don't just read this genius alive novel, you live it.--Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World
A sprawling family epic that stretches from the mountains of Puerto Rico to Hawaii and across decades of love, famine, and war. . . . Vera tells a grand story using innovative techniques. . . . The Vega and Sánchez families are made up of vivid, fully realized characters, and Vera has a knack for writing dialogue that is full of personality. Her descriptions of Puerto Rico's natural beauty are impressive . . . [T]he reader will emerge with a deep sense of Puerto Rican history and suffering that has been lost to most Americans . . . Vera's breakout novel is a sweeping, emotional tale that puts her characters, and her readers, through an emotional wringer.