Flores and Miss Paula

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Product Details

Price
$29.00  $26.97
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.2 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063272491
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About the Author

Melissa Rivero was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Brooklyn. Undocumented for most of her childhood, Rivero became a US citizen in her early twenties. Her writing has taken her to the VONA/Voices Workshops, Bread Loaf, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. In 2015, Melissa was an Emerging Writers Fellow at the Center for Fiction. She is a graduate of NYU and Brooklyn Law School, and currently works on the legal team of a startup. She still lives in Brooklyn, with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog.

Reviews

"Deeply compassionate and tender, Melissa Rivero's new novel paints a striking portrait of the mother-daughter bond with wisdom and empathy. In alternating chapters, we see an immigrant mother and millennial daughter unfold and evolve--with stunning depth. Melissa is a phenomenal talent who combines authenticity and a bold, fresh voice to deliver raw, unforgettable women/characters. Not to be missed!" -- Etaf Rum, author of A Woman Is No Man

"Intimate, elegant, and nuanced, Flores and Miss Paula is as much the story of a vibrant community in flux as it is about the immutability of love and the silences that bind a family. This is an absolute treasure of a novel." -- Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country

"Melissa Rivero is magnificent. Her vision is clear, her characters are real, and her words are tender and true. In her newest novel, she writes about loyalty, money, loss, and love; she writes about home, the long path to finding it, and all the places we can go only when guided by an author so skilled." -- Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth

"Heart-rending. . . . This is a treat." -- Publishers Weekly