By Paula Fox
Luisa de los angeles Cueva used to be born at the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a local girl, a servant within the kitchen. Her years on Malagita have been candy with the wonderful thing about bamboo, banana, and mango timber with flocks of silver-feathered guinea hens beneath, the magic of a victrola, and the caramel flan that Mama sneaked domestic from the plantation kitchen. Luisa's father, fearing revolution, takes his kinfolk to manhattan. within the barrio his once-powerful identify ability not anything, and the relations establishes itself in a basement tenement. For Luisa, Malagita turns into a dream. Luisa doesn't dream of going to school, as her pal Ellen does, or of profitable the lottery, as her father does. She takes a task as a servant and, mockingly, grows extra self sufficient. She marries and later increases a son on my own. She works as a servant all her existence. A Servant's Tale is the tale of a lifestyles that's easy at the floor yet jam-packed with intensity and richness as we come to understand it, a narrative advised with consummate grace and compassion by way of Paula Fox.
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