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Liliana's invincible summer : a sister's search for justice / Christina Rivera Garza.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Hawley Public Library 362.882 RIV (Text) 33500013761325 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593244098
  • ISBN: 0593244095
  • Physical Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hogarth, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Azcapotzalco -- This sky, annoyingly blue -- We go like she-devils, we go like bitches -- Winter -- There goes a free woman -- Terrible ghosts from a strange place -- And isn't this happiness -- How I wish we were no longer fairies in a land of ice -- An obscure crime -- Our daughter -- Chlorine
Summary, etc.:
"In the early hours of July 16, 1990, Liliana Rivera Garza was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. A life full of promise and hope, cut tragically short, Liliana's story instead became subsumed into Mexico's dark and relentless history of domestic violence. With Liliana's case file abandoned by a corrupt criminal justice system, her family, including her older sister Cristina, was forced to process their grief and guilt in private, without any hope for justice. A memoir decades in the making, Liliana's Invincible Summer tells a singular yet universally resonant story: that of a spirited, wondrously romantic young woman who tried to survive in a world of increasingly normalized gendered violence. It traces the story of her childhood, her early romance with a handsome--but insecure and possessive--older man, through the exhilarating weeks leading up to that fateful July morning, a summer when Liliana loved, thought, and traveled more widely and freely than she ever had before"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Cristina Rivera Garza is the award-winning author of The Taiga Syndrome and The Iliac Crest, among many other books. A recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" grant and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, Rivera Garza is professor of Hispanic studies at the University of Houston, where she also directs the creative writing program.

Subject: Rivera Garza, Liliana, 1969-1990.
Rivera Garza, Cristina, 1964- > Family.
Intimate partner violence > Mexico.
Murder victims' families > Mexico.
Genre: Biographies.

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