The Day of the Moon by Graciela Limon

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In The Day of the Moon, novelist Graciela Limón tells a dramatic story of forbidden loves. This is a tale that spans across the twentieth century, across the Southwest from Mexico to Los Angeles, across skin colors, across life and death, and across four generations of a family named Betancourt. Among its members are Don Flavio, who believes that chance may win one a fortune, but only ruthlessness can hold onto it . . . His secretive sister, Brigida . . . And his beautiful, golden-haired daughter, Isadora, who refuses to submit to her father's dictates, however terrible the cost may prove to her and to everyone around her.
 

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Graciela Limon is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning author of six novels published by Arte Publico: Left Alive (2005); Erased Faces (2001), which was awarded the 2002 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; The Day of the Moon (1999); Song of the Hummingbird (1996); The Memories of Ana Calderon (1994, 2001); and In Search of Bernabe (1993), which won the Art Seidenbaum First Novel Award and was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by The New York Times Book Review. Limon is Professor Emeritus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she served as a professor of U.S. Latina/o Literature and Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.
 
Published September 8, 2011 by Arte Público Press. 206 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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After she grows into a young woman, Isadora's love for Jer nimo Santiago (a Native Indian, and a member, like all indios, of the servant class) creates a furor in her family, dramatizing the hypocrisies of the Mexican upper class in dealing with the Indians who work their land.

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