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Prayers for the stolen : a novel

Author: Jennifer Clement
Publisher: London : Hogarth, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Born in a rural Mexico region where girls are disguised as boys to avoid the attentions of traffickers, Ladydi dreams of a better life before moving to Mexico City, where she falls in love and ends up in a prison with other women who share her experiences.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Ladydi (Fictitious character) Martinez
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 9780804138789 0804138788 1781090173 9781781090176 1448189721 9781448189724 9780804138802 080413880X
OCLC Number: 852957269
Awards: Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 (UK)
Description: 212 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Clement.

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'Now we make you ugly,' my mother said. 'The best thing you can be in Mexico is an ugly girl.' The Narcos only had to hear there was a pretty girl around and they'd sweep onto our lands in black SUVs  Read more...

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"Prayers For The Stolen is stark and brutal, but not without happiness. "Mexico is a warren of hidden women", says Jennifer Clement. This book is a way of seeing them" Stylist "Every sentence in Read more...

 
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