Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This novel is set in 1932 rural Bolivia and explores the lives of poor farmers and their families. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: As Bartolina Ch'oke's father goes off to fight in the Chaco War in the 1930s, Bartolina--an Aymara Indian of Bolivia--recognizes the power that writing will bring to her people, and she struggles to bring the skill to them. A first novel.
From Kirkus Reviews: Here, Blair (The Land and People of Bolivia, 1990) vividly depicts a little-known period in its history. In the 1930's, the indigenous Aymara Indians--virtually enslaved by rulers from the Incas to the Hispanic patr¢ns--were brutally pressed into service in a futile territorial war with Paraguay. Donato Ch'oko is among those drafted, leaving his daughter Bartolina (10) to do the work of an adult in the fields and as a household servant of a patr¢n's deputy. As their mountain village is robbed of able- bodied men, those left behind struggle for survival. Starving and overworked, Bartolina's compliant grandfather dies; her grandmother, widow of a man revered for leading a peasant rebellion, is shot while trying to renew the long-ago protest. Left alone, Bartolina joins cousins who fled earlier to La Paz. Against all hope, Donato survives, and they return to the village with new determination to throw off the patr¢n's yoke. In a spare, concrete style that's a convincing analogue to her native tongue, Bartolina's narrative beautifully conveys an untutored, superstitious, but intelligent girl as her horizons are broadened in the house where she is forced to work, by the war's cruel events, and by her sojourn in the city. In the end, she and Donato have learned to integrate the ``souls'' (aspects)- -angry and accommodating--of the two grandparents, while Bartolina is finally willing to learn the forbidden skill of reading, which will be a powerful aid in their effort to be free. A fine first novel, written with rare sympathy and insight. (Fiction. 12+) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0525673814I3N00
Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0525673814I3N10
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 1992. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2783858638
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2779880363
Descrizione libro Lodestar, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 1202009
Descrizione libro Lodestar Books, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Text is clean. Blue boards with gilt spine lettering. Cover shows normal wear, ends of spine gently bumped. Dust jacket shows light edgewear, mostly at ends of spine, head of spine gently wrinkled. States First Edition with full number line containing '1'. ; The story centers around an impoverished agriculture community in 1932 Bolivia ; ; 144 pages. Codice libro della libreria 16336
Descrizione libro Lodestar Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. A fine hardcover with a fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 2YA0373
Descrizione libro Lodestar, Dutton, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. 1st edition / 1st ptg.. SIGNED/INSCRIBED "to Jenna all the very best" by the author on title pg; 137pp; dj in mylar; text clean + tight; ISBN:0525673814. Signed by author. Hardcover (dj). Codice libro della libreria 29510
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0525673814
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0525673814