Delmira is brought up by her mother and grandmother in an unaffectionate all-female household. She has a wicked sense of humour and a vivid imagination. Agustini, her home village, is not an ordinary place: it is a world in which Delmira sees her grandmother floating above the bed when she sleeps; where stones turn into water; where torrential rains can be bought at a travelling fair during the dry season; and where her family's elderly serving woman develops a stigmata, then disappears.
As Delmira grows into a woman she embarks on a quest to find the missing stranger who is her father, and makes a decision that forces her to leave home forever.
Carmen Boullosa's novel sparkles with the spirit of its irrepressible heroine and the invention of a fairy tale. Like a magical dream, Leaving Tabasco, will stay with its readers long after they have woken from its spell.
Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 9781903809075 Number of pages: 256 Weight: 319 g Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm Edition: Main
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