This Eye that Looks at Me by Loreina Santos Silva

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A fictionalized memoir of the author's upbringing, this riveting mosaic of vignettes begins with an infant Lori escaping with her mother from her abusive father. The book explores the religious hypocrisy of mid-20th-century Puerto Rico and details Lori's upbringing under the cold gaze of her patriarchal grandfather before she found herself and her liberation in the United States as a young adult.

 

About Loreina Santos Silva

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Loreina Santos-Silva is a prominent author and academic in Puerto Rico. She is the author of three novels as well as several short stories and collections of poetry. She is a professor emerita of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.
 
Published December 15, 1999 by Latin Amer Literary Review Pr. 106 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Puerto Rican poet and novelist Loreina Santos Silva's first book to be published in English is an autobiographical novella comprising a series of imagistic vignettes, most of which begin, ""This eye that looks at me sees...."" Silva's fictionalized memoir of childhood begins with a vision of her ...

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