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Face of An Angel

Chávez, Denise

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ISBN 10: 0374152047 / ISBN 13: 9780374152048
Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1994
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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First Edition/First Printing in Fine Condition. 8vo. The novel is the story of Soveida Dosamantes, career waitress, who is writing a handbook called The Book of Service. The book introduces us to the world of El Farol Restaurant and its denizens in the small town of Agua Oscura/Dark Water, New Mexico. The author can personalize the book. Inventory #000004. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 000004

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Título: Face of An Angel

Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Christina Emmanuel

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition..

Tipo de libro: Hard Cover

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The experiences of Soveida Dosamantes, a waitress at the El Farol Mexican Restaurant, parallel the book she is writing, "The Book of Service," a reflection upon women's roles in a male-dominated culture and the connection between work and family life

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Soveida, the Mexican-American waitress narrating this unruly first novel, has such an enchanting voice and so willingly reveals all that it takes a while to catch on that she is never going to get to the point. It's a shame, too, because Ch vez (The Last of the Menu Girls, not reviewed) has created a wonderfully vibrant character whose little stories of life in the small New Mexico town of Agua Oscura are full of imaginative detail. As a religious young woman Soveida is fascinated by Saint Maria Goretti, who was raped and then killed. Later she learns about sex from an erotic-movie preview mistakenly shown to her elementary school class when they go to see The Song of Bernadette. At 15, Soveida begins working as a bus girl at a restaurant, where she eventually advances to waiting tables and starts writing ``The Book of Service,'' a collection of advice for young women thinly disguised as a waitressing guide. (The chapter on hands instructs servers not to wear rings because they will get dirty: ``Especially wedding, engagement, or friendship. They will only go down the drain sooner or later, and cause some kind of chafing.'') She herself marries twice, to a philanderer who leaves her for another woman and to a man afflicted with Peyronie's disease, a blood-vessel disorder that makes sexual excitement painful and intercourse impossible. After the latter's suicide, she takes up with a community-college professor of Chicano Culture and Tradition and Folklore. There are plenty of good ideas buried here: the different kinds of service in women's lives, academic distance from real life, the influence of upbringing. Unfortunately, none of these is presented as a central theme. Adding to the kitchen-sink feeling is the inclusion of documents ranging from Soveida's college papers (including her professor's comments and grades) to letters from former husbands and lovers. Shoots out lots of sparks, but nothing ignites. (First printing of 25,000; author tour) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Casa Camino Real is a book store based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the Mexican Border. We sell new, used,first edition and out of print books in many languages. We also serve as a Community Resource and Archival Center serving audiences of all ages. We are in the process of creating Museo de La Gente, an arts residency center, a resource library, a workshop & exhibit space as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the borderland corridor. We host year-long workshops, readings, panels and arts events for the borderland, national and international community. We believe we can heal the world, one book, one cup of coffee, and one story at a time. In addition to books, we sell folk art, Mexican lobby cards and posters, vintage vinyl and cultural memorabilia in our historic adobe dating from the 1850s.

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