The Ladies Of Managua

The Ladies Of Managua

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"When Maria Vazquez returns to Nicaragua for her beloved grandfather's funeral, she brings with her a mysterious package from her grandmother's past--and a secret of her own. And she also carries the burden of her tense relationship with her mother Ninexin, once a storied revolutionary, now a tireless government employee. Between Maria and Ninexin lies a chasm created by the death of Maria's father, who was killed during the revolution when Maria was an infant, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother Isabela as Ninexin worked to build the new Nicaragua. As Ninexin tries to reach her daughter, and Maria wrestles with her expectations for her romance with an older man, Isabela, the mourning widow, is lost in memories of attending boarding school in 1950's New Orleans, where she loved and lost almost sixty years ago. When the three women come together to bid farewell to the man who anchored their family, they are forced to confront their complicated, passionate relationships with each other and with their country--and to reveal the secrets that each of them have worked to conceal. Lushly evocative of Nicaragua, its tumultuous history, and vibrant present, Eleni N. Gage's The Ladies of Managua brings you into the lives of three strong and magnetic women, as they uncover the ramifications of the choices they made in their pasts and begin to understand the ways in which love can shape their futures"--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250058645
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 02, 2015

The novel is mostly about the relationships between the grandmother, mother & daughter of a well-off Nica family: the dramatic differences between the three generations are acutely analyzed and reflected in the events of the story. The Sandinista Revolution adds to the dynamic and depth of the plot but is not the main subject.

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