Fruit of the Drunken Tree Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Seven-year-old Chula lives a carefree life in her gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside her walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar reigns, capturing the attention of the nation.

“Simultaneously propulsive and poetic, reminiscent of Isabel Allende...Listen to this new author’s voice—she has something powerful to say.” —Entertainment Weekly

When her mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city’s guerrilla-occupied neighborhood, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona’s mysterious ways. Petrona is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls’ families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy.

Inspired by the author's own life, Fruit of the Drunken Tree is a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Mredq ,

Wonderful Story

It was difficult for me because of the story being told from two different perspectives. However in the end it told the story of what people in other countries experience that is difficult for us Americans to imagine. I loved this novel because it made think and feel what I could never imagine and helped me see that my own trials are nothing in comparison to others.

_morenaza ,

Brilliantly written

I really love this book; the dialogue, the expert way it was written, and how everything goes back to itself. The author took her time with this and it shows.

lola_guacamoli ,

Deeply impactful

This book is raw and uncensored. It is a true look into the lives of those affected by Pablo Escobar and the corruption that poisoned Columbia at the time.

It is a bit of a long read and is slow since it is written from the perspective a young girl and is almost like reading her journal.

This book has impressed upon me the stark differences between my life and the nightmare that is lived around the world by innocent people who are wronged through corrupted organizations that lead their countries. Grateful to be reminded of my need to do more and say more!

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