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  • ISBN: 9780385542722
  • ISBN: 0385542720
  • ISBN: 9780525434313
  • ISBN: 0525434313
  • Physical Description: viii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]

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"When women of color write history, we see the ... Read More
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Subject: Families > Colombia > Bogotá > Fiction.
Violence > Psychological aspects > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Bogotá (Colombia) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
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