Tales of Alturas
Tales of Alturas

Tales from Alturas: The Puerto Rican Mystique. By Emma Chaves.

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It masterfully tackles issues that often plagues certain families, such as adultery, abortion, marital rape—which often is legal in the Hispanic world—and the sexual conundrums of marital life. She examines also machismo and attempted homicide by enraged people, who lose control of themselves.
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 Tales from Alturas: The Puerto Rican Mystique. By Emma Chaves. ISBN: 978-1888205558. $22.95.

The feisty mountain people of Alturas, in the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico, scratch and claw to survive in their beloved but devastated patch of God-given earth. During the early 20th century one calamity after another has caused hunger and misery to hover over this beautiful Island and its amazingly resilient people. The colorful characters depicted in these compelling and unforgettable tales seek happiness by spreading rumors, creating tales, accessing the spirit world, even seeing the sudden apparition of a loved one. Somehow, they must pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and continue to trudge forward with dreams and hope. “Without dreams,” Lola tells her daughter, “it’s impossible to live.” The author has created a unique world in which universal themes, such as romance, love and loss, love for one’s family and for one’s homeland are pursued, as well as themes more specific to some groups than to others, such as machismo and discrimination.

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