Our Lady of the Night: A Novel
The epic story of the complex, sensual, tragic, and remarkable life of a legendary Puerto Rican madam
Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel "La Negra" Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Obsessed with attaining aristocratic status—armed with incredible physical presence, indomitable ambition, and keen intelligence—she meets Fern...more
No rating; didn't read enough to fairly give it one.
I picked this one up because the actual person that the book is about sounded like an interesting topic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_l...).
However, the style of the book, very heavy on poetic language and internal monologues, and, in what I read, light on actual historic detail, just didn't grab me. It may just have been my mood at the time, but I ended up leaving my copy of the book in Puerto Rico. Hopefully someone else w ...more
She currently teaches at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.