At seven, Gloria Santos accepts a ride with a charming stranger--and loses the only world she has ever known. Abducted and kept hidden by a respected academic for twenty long years, Gloria is raised in the shadow of her captor's dark, disturbed mind. She enters womanhood believing that life demands servitude, love means obsession, and fear is all-encompassing.
Driven to violence to free herself, Gloria is caught between a world she hates and one she does not know. Now she must find the strength to bury her twisted past--or risk losing her newfound freedom forever. . . .
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About the Author:
"Compels a reader to turn the page and dive into the next."
--The Dallas Morning News
"A POETIC AND FORCEFUL NOVEL."
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
"GRITTY . . . Sáenz throws himself with gusto--and with a romantic, breathless style--into a probe of the kidnapping's causes and effects."
--Los Angeles Times
"So compelling it almost calls for a marathon read-at-one-sitting experience. . . . Sáenz captures his readers with carefully honed lyrical prose and a gripping psychological plot that explores the intricate love-hate relationship between captor and prisoner. This book will linger in memory long after the final page is read."
--The Rocky Mountain News
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is the author of Carry Me Like Water; Flowers for the Broken, a short story collection; and two poetry collections, Dark and Perfect Angels and Calendar of Dust, winner of the 1992 American Book Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he lives with his wife.
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Buchbeschreibung Ivy Books, The Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, 1997. 376 S., paperback, kart. Psychologisches Drama. en 600. Artikel-Nr. 70975