A Servant's Tale: A Novel by Paula Fox

A Servant's Tale: A Novel

byPaula Fox, Melanie Rehak

Kobo ebook | June 6, 2011

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"A rare and wondrous thing....[Fox] knows how to create a character."—Vogue

Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens underneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked home from the plantation kitchen. Luisa's father, fearing revolution, takes his family to New York. In the barrio his once-powerful name means nothing, and the family establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita becomes a dream. Luisa does not dream of going to college, as her friend Ellen does, or of winning the lottery, as her father does. She takes a job as a servant and, paradoxically, grows more independent. She marries and later raises a son alone. She works as a servant all her life. A Servant's Tale is the story of a life that is simple on the surface but full of depth and richness as we come to know it, a story told with consummate grace and compassion by Paula Fox.

Title:A Servant's Tale: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 6, 2011Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393342093

ISBN - 13:9780393342093

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