The Dead Leaves by Barbara Jacobs

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novel, Mexico, tr David Unger

About Barbara Jacobs

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Barbara and Leonard Jacobs have studied culinary arts for over two decades with an emphasis on natural vegetarian based meals. They have managed restaurants, studies with master chefs, and taught cooks to hundreds of students.
Published May 1, 1993 by Curbstone Pr. 126 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A poignantly affectionate tribute to an emotionally absent father that won Mexico's 1987 Villaurrutia Prize for Jacobs (born to an American father and Mexican mother).

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Jacobs convincingly tells the tragic story of a man who eventually withdraws from a world that views him as ``undesirable and dangerous,'' someone who reads all day at home and ``little by little covers himself up with the dead leaves.'' While this novel works as a salute to an unusual individual...

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