Liliana's invincible summer : a sister's search for justice / Christina Rivera Garza.
Book | Hogarth | 2023 | First edition

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Edition
First edition
Description
305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note
"This work, while originally written in English, is based on and shares themes with "El invencible verano de Liliana" by Cristina Rivera Garza, published in Spanish by Literatura Random House, Barcelona, in 2021"--Title page verso
Contents
Azcapotzalco -- This sky, annoyingly blue -- We go like she-devils, we go like bitches -- Winter -- There goes a free woman -- Terrible ghosts from a strange place -- And isn't this happiness -- How I wish we were no longer fairies in a land of ice -- An obscure crime -- Our daughter -- Chlorine.
Summary
"In the early hours of July 16, 1990, Liliana Rivera Garza was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. A life full of promise and hope, cut tragically short, Liliana's story instead became subsumed into Mexico's dark and relentless history of domestic violence. With Liliana's case file abandoned by a corrupt criminal justice system, her family, including her older sister Cristina, was forced to process their grief and guilt in private, without any hope for justice. A memoir decades in the making, Liliana's Invincible Summer tells a singular yet universally resonant story: that of a spirited, wondrously romantic young woman who tried to survive in a world of increasingly normalized gendered violence. It traces the story of her childhood, her early romance with a handsome--but insecure and possessive--older man, through the exhilarating weeks leading up to that fateful July morning, a summer when Liliana loved, thought, and traveled more widely and freely than she ever had before"-- Provided by publisher
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Invencible verano de Liliana. English
Other Form:
Online version: Rivera Garza, Christina, 1964- Liliana's invincible summer. First edition. New York : Hogarth, [2023] 9780593244104 (DLC) 2022014201
ISBN
9780593244098 (hardcover)
0593244095 (hardcover)
9780593244104 (electronic book)
Standard No.
40031693317
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