Doña Inés Versus Oblivion by Ana Teresa Torres

Title: Doña Inés Versus Oblivion

Author: Ana Teresa Torres

Genre: Fiction

Latinxs: Venezuela

About: Described by The Washington Post Book World as “classic Latin American magical realism . . . [from] a remarkable voice,” Dona Ines vs. Oblivion is a rich saga melding national history with the story of one bitter family dispute. Dona Ines, matriarch of a wealthy family in eighteenth-century Caracas, is suing to regain the land her late husband bequeathed to his illegitimate mulatto son. Searching in vain for the original deed, she vows not to quit until the dust from the ancient documents rises up and chokes her. In 1780 she dies — but the spirit of Dona Ines continues her quest through another two centuries of revolution, natural disaster, change, and social turmoil, riding the passionate tide of Venezuelan history to an ultimate conclusion. Beautiful, trenchant, and wickedly funny, it establishes Ana Teresa Torres as an important voice in world literature. (


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