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  • ISBN: 9780525632634
  • ISBN: 0525632638
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 31 min., 13 sec.)) : digital
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2018.

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Marisol Ramirez, Almarie Guerra and the author.
Summary, etc.: A mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height Pablo Escobar's violent reign about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them bothSeven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed August 6, 2018).
Subject: Violence -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Families -- Colombia -- Bogotá -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Bogotá (Colombia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Families
Manners and customs
Sisters
Teenage girls
Violence -- Psychological aspects
Colombia -- Bogotá
Genre: Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.
Fiction.

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