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Maria Judite de Carvalho

Book - 2021

For ten years Dora has ritualistically mourned her husband's death. Her beloved husband, a "Christ" so principled he rejected any ambition whatsoever as a construct of a corrupt society, succeeded only in leaving Dora and their daughter with nothing. When her mother-in-law reveals a shattering secret about their marriage one night, Dora's narrative of her own life is destroyed. Three generations of women--Dora, her daughter, and mother-in-law--must navigate a world that has b...een shaped by the blundering men off in the distance, figures barely present who nonetheless define the lives of the women they would call mother, wife, or lover.

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Domestic fiction
San Francisco, CA : Two Lines Press [2021]
Item Description
Translation of: Os armários vazios.
Originally published in Portuguese in 1966.
Physical Description
x, 183 pages ; 18 cm
Main Author
Maria Judite de Carvalho (author)
Other Authors
Margaret Jull Costa (translator), Kate Zambreno (writer of introduction)