Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Daughter's Eyes


My Daughter's Eyes
and Other Stories by Annecy Báez

My Daughter's Eyes and Other Stories, winner of the 2007 Mármol Prize, is a collection of fourteen interrelated stories about young Dominican women living in the Bronx as they deal with the choices they make in their daily life. These stories span three decades, beginning in the 1970s, and their topics range from mother-daughter struggles, father-daughter betrayal, family, and child abuse, to emerging sexuality, love, loss and healing.

Reminiscent of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, My Daughter's Eyes contains stories about various compelling neighborhood characters so that collectively these stories have the impact of a novel, characterizing the dramatic changes that can occur in an immigrant's life.

Annecy Báez's daring treatment of taboo themes, such as sexual child abuse and the struggle of the individual against restrictive traditional values, makes this book unique in Dominican fiction.

My Daughter's Eyes

My Daughter's Eyes by Annecy Báez | Original Paperback | Curbstone

Pub date: November 2007 | ISBN: 978-1-931896-38-2 | 178 pages | $15

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