The Mortifications

By Palacio, Derek

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9781524702939
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Starred Review on December 1, 2016  |  Audio

A mother, Soledad, flees Cuba, abandoning her revolutionary husband Uxmal and absconding with their 12-year-old twins Ulises and Isabel. She bypasses Miami for Hartford, CT, finding work as a court stenographer, making her the transcriber of other people's words. Although Uxmal is always in her thoughts, Soledad eventually takes a lover, Henri Willems, a farmer of Dutch ancestry who attempts to cultivate Habano (Cuban) tobacco in Connecticut. Ulises, a behemoth 6'7" teen, commits hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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