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Island of bones : essays

Author: Joy Castro
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Series: American lives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is "identity" when you're a girl adopted as an infant by a Cuban American family of Jehovah's Witnesses? The answer isn't easy. You won't find it in books. And you certainly won't find it in the neighborhood. This is just the beginning of Joy Castro's unmoored life of searching and striving that she's turned to account with literary alchemy in Island of Bones. In personal essays that plumb the depths of  Read more...
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Biography
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Castro, Joy.
Island of bones.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012003416
Named Person: Joy Castro; Joy Castro
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Castro
ISBN: 9780803271449 0803271441
OCLC Number: 808215605
Description: 1 online resource (132 pages).
Contents: Island of Bones What My Mother Told Me When I Found Her Clips of My Father's House Turn of Faith Getting LostIn Theory Farm Use Hip Joints No Mas Monkey EdgingFitting The Athens of the Midwest You Can Avoid the Mistakes I Made An Angle of Vision Grip Getting "Grip"HungryOn Becoming EducatedVesper Adest "?Quien es ese Jimmy Choo?": A Latina Mother Comes of AgeGratitudeSource AcknowledgmentsNotesBibliography
Series Title: American lives.
Responsibility: Joy Castro.

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What is "identity"when you're a girl adopted as an infant by a Cuban American family of Jehovah's Witnesses? The answer isn't easy. You won't find it in books. And you certainly won't find it in the  Read more...

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"[Castro's] book invites us to think not just about who we are, but also about how our deepest aspirations can be more powerful than the boundaries and definitions we impose upon ourselves and Read more...

 
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