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About the Book:


The Darling

By Lorraine López
Published by University of Arizona Press
ISBN-13: 978-0816531837
Latina bibliophile Caridad falls out of love again and again, with much help from Anton Chekhov, Gustave Flaubert, Theodore Dreiser, D. H. Lawrence, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Hardy, and other deceased white men of letters. Raised in a household of women, she rejects examples of womanhood offered by her long-suffering mother, her caustic eldest sister Felicia, and her pliant and sentimental middle sister Esperanza. Instead Caridad, a compulsive reader, educates herself about love and what it means to be a sentient and intelligent woman by reading classic literature written by men, and supplements this with life lessons gleaned from her relationships.

About the Author:


Lorraine López

Lorraine M. López is an associate professor of English and co-founder of the Latino and Latina Studies Program at Vanderbilt University. She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Vanderbilt and is the author of five books of fiction, including The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters and Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize in Fiction in 2010.

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