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Family Lore

Family Lore

Elizabeth Acevedo - Engels - Hardback

From bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes her first novel for adults, the story of one Dominican-American family told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will forever change their lives.

Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake–a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led–her sisters are surprised. Has Flor forseen her own death, or someone else’s? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters, Matilde, Pastora, and Camila.

But Flor isn’t the only person with secrets. Matilde has tried for decades to cover the extent of her husband’s infidelity, but she must now confront the true state of her marriage. Pastora is typically the most reserved sister, but Flor’s wake motivates this driven woman to solve her sibling’s problems. Camila is the youngest sibling, and often the forgotten one, but she’s decided she no longer wants to be taken for granted.

And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own: Yadi is reuniting with her first love, who was imprisoned when they were both still kids; Ona is married for years and attempting to conceive. Ona must decide whether it’s worth it to keep trying–to have a child, and the anthropology research that’s begun to feel lackluster.

Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedo’s inimitable and incandescent voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces–one family’s journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come.


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Over de auteur van Family Lore

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is een New York Times-bestsellerauteur van The Poet X, With the Fire on High en Clap When You Land. Haar veelgeprezen debuutroman, The Poet X, won in 2018 de National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Ze is ook de ontvanger van de Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, de CILIP Carnegie Medal en de Boston Globe-Hornbook Award. Daarnaast werd ze geëerd met de Pure Belpré Author Award 2019 voor het vieren, bevestigen en uitbeelden van de Latinx-cultuur en -ervaring.

Haar boeken zijn Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019) en Clap When You Land (HarperCollins, 2020).

Ze heeft een BA in uitvoerende kunsten van de George Washington University en een MFA in creatief schrijven van de Universiteit van Maryland. Acevedo was een fellow van Cave Canem, Cantomundo, en een deelnemer aan de Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. Ze is een National Poetry Slam Champion en woont met haar liefde in Washington, DC.

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Gewicht 0,494 kg
Afmetingen 22,3 × 14,5 × 3,8 cm








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