By Paula Fox
Luisa de l. a. Cueva was once 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 relations to big apple. within the barrio his once-powerful identify capacity not anything, and the family members 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 successful the lottery, as her father does. She takes a task as a servant and, ironically, grows extra self reliant. She marries and later increases a son by myself. She works as a servant all her lifestyles. A Servant's Tale is the tale of a existence that's easy at the floor yet filled with intensity and richness as we come to understand it, a narrative advised with consummate grace and compassion by means of Paula Fox.
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A Servant's Tale: A Novel by Paula Fox