Que Bailen Sus Espiritus: Una Novela

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Harper Collins, Nov 4, 2003 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Que Bailen Sus Espiritus es la conmovedora historia del viaje de una familia a través de los Estados Unidos. El hijo y hermano de la familia, Jesse, murió en la guerra de Vietnam y treinta años después, su familia aún se encuentra atrapada por el dolor y la tristeza. Alicia, la madre de Jesse, oye la voz de su hijo y promete ir a tocar el nombre en el monumento del Muro de Vietnam en Washington, D.C. Su decisón inspira tanto a sus conflictivos hijos como a cientos de desconocidos en todo el país.

Stella Pope Duarte retrata a una familia que lidia con las heridas que llevan todos aquellos que han perdido a un ser querido en la guerra. En esta poderosa y lírica novela, Stella Pope Duarte conecta a las familias, los amigos y los habitantes de toda una nación con los nombres inscritos en el Muro, honrando tanto a los hombres y mujeres que pelearon en Vietnam, como a todos aquellos que observaron, esperaron y nunca jamáa olvidaron.

 

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Contents

TLACHISQUI
31
ISLAS DIMINUTAS
45
LA PRIMARIA JIMÉNEZ
63
YOLOXÓCHITL
85
EL UNIVERSO PARALELO
103
ROTHBERG
115
EL POLVO SAGRADO
129
EL ORO DE ASIA
147
LOS GRIEGOS
205
EL GATO
221
TÚNEL DEL TIEMPO
237
EL PEQUEÑO SAIGÓN
253
THOM
271
EL CRUCE DEL RÍO SALADO
289
EL MURO
307
EPÍLOGO
327

A CAMBIAR DE PAISAJE
169
CHICANO
183

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About the author (2003)

Stella Pope Duarte began her literary career in 1995 after she had a dream in which her deceased father related to her that her destiny was to become a writer. Her first collection of short stories, Fragile Night, (Bilingual Review Press, 1997) won a creative writing fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and was named a candidate for the prestigious, Pen West Fiction Award. In 2001 Ms. Duarte was awarded a second creative writing fellowship for her current novel, Let Their Spirits Dance. (HarperCollins, 2002). HarperCollins has described Duarte as a "major, new literary voice in America." Ms. Duarte’s work has won awards and honors nationwide, including a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Literature. Let Their Spirits Dance is on the Book Sense List, and was awarded the AZ Highways Fiction Award for 2003, and nominated as a ONEBOOKAz in 2004. Ms. Duarte won the 2003 "Excellence in Latino Arts & Culture," Award, presented by Valle del Sol. In 2004, she received the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for an excerpt from her current work in progress, The Women of Juárez., and in 2005 she was awarded the "Outstanding Alumni of the Year," by the American Association of Community Colleges. She is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker for audiences of all ages, on topics related to her work, as well as on issues related to: women’s rights, culture, diversity, leadership, education, literacy, Chicano/Latino history, writing, and storytelling. Ms. Duarte was born and raised in la Sonorita barrio in South Phoenix.

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