Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City
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Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City is the first novel by Ecuador's foremost woman writer. Available in English for the first time, this magical novel chronicles the history of Bruna and the members (living and otherwise) of her wealthy, eccentric family.
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published November 25th 1999 by Northwestern University Press
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Heather
This Book is set up like a collection of short stories about Bruna and her ancestors and the city in which they lived. The stories are linked together as they all centre around the same family, but there is no ongoing plot throughout the book. It reads more like a collection of family parables or folktales. There is also quite a bit of magical realism in the book which has never really appealed to me, but at the same time it has a unique sense of charm. Here is one example:

She was born wearing...more
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Alicia Yánez Cossío (Quito, December 10, 1929) is a prominent Ecuadorian poet, novelist and journalist.

Alicia Yánez Cossío is one of the leading figures of Ecuadorian and Latin American literature, and is the first person of Ecuador to win the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize (1996).

In 2008 she received Ecuador's highest prize in Literature, the "Premio Eugenio Espejo" for her lifetime of work.


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