The Good Works of Ayela Linde by Charlotte Forbes
A Novel in Stories

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DESCRIPTION: From an O. Henry Prize-winner, this dazzling novel in stories marks the arrival of a powerfully original and beguiling new voice in American fiction. The linked stories that make up this spare and beautifully written novel follow the life of Ayela, the illegitimate daughter of a Mexican dressmaker, and create a portrait, composite yet intriguingly incomplete, that captures the complexity of who she was.
 

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Published May 10, 2006 by Arcade Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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They marry in secret before a public church wedding a year later, and will go on to have three children: Xavier, Freddie and Jesse.

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For example, we have Doctor Teller (a telling name?), who has known the Lindes since the early days of their marriage and, now that Frederick has died, is concerned about Ayela's emotional health.

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In a debut that's both absorbing and surprisingly sentimental, Charlotte Forbes portrays a hauntingly beautiful, illegitimate daughter of a seamstress who rises over her Mexican townmates when she marries a rich Bostonian.

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O.Henry Award winner, Charlotte Forbes, has put together a brilliant collection of sixteen stories focusing on the life of Ayela Linde, the illegitimate daughter of a Mexican dressmaker, Felidia Garzon.

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