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In her debut novel, Vida, Patricia Engel explores one woman's struggle to define her own life in a hard-boiled world of loss and disappointment. With searing and unsentimental prose, Engel demonstrates just how easy it is to stiffen into a person you never wanted to be.Oct 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Vida
In Colombia, Vida was (like Sabina) a beloved daughter and (like Sabina's mother) a beauty pageant queen.Sep 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Vida
and in Vida,” the urgency of Sabina’s self-imposed exile in Miami fades when she meets an enigmatic Colombian woman with a tragic past.
Patricia Engel maps landscapes both actual and interior in this stunning debut, and the constant throughout is Sabinaserious, witty, alternately cautiou...
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