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In our family everything was connected and each story was part of the same tapestry. The problem lay in recognizing which skein should start the embroidery and the exact point to cut the string. Lazos de sangre opens a window into the world that lies hidden behind silks and chiffons, social clubs and come-out parties; its pages give us access to a sector of Puerto Ricos upper echelons during the twentieth century. Rosario Ferre skillfully navigates through encounters and missed encounters, between belief and instinct.
Ferre was born into a wealthy Puerto Rican family. Her father is a former governor of Puerto Rico who founded the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Ferre began learning English at as a child, in a Roman Catholic school in Puerto Rico, and later taught and lived in the United States. She began by writing her books in Spanish, but switched to English so she could reach a wider audience. Known as a feminist, a satirist, and an insightful literary critic, Ferre has a B.A. in English literature from Manhattanville College and advanced degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Maryland.
From the Publisher
"Con la lectura de 'Lazos de sangre,' conoceremos la realidad que se esconde bajo los trajes de seda y chiffon, las visitas a los clubes sociales y las fiestas de presentaciâon en sociedad. Veremos lo que hay mâas allâa de las dichas y celebraciones de un sector de la clase alta puertorriqueäna del siglo XX." --From publisher's description.