Empress of the Splendid Season: A Novel by Oscar Hijuelos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The story of an ordinary pericson with great dreams dealing with the realities of everyday existence, told through the life of a Cuban cleaning lady working in New York. Could be compared with "Death of a Salesman," as an example of the paying attention that Linda Loman calls for at the end of the play, although in this case the dreamer doesn't fail completely. Lydia Espana is not defeated by life.
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