Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Leaving Tabasco by Carmen Boullosa
The heroine of the story is Delmira. She is raised in an unapologetically emotionally austere home in Tabasco. Her mother and her grandmother are singularly unappealing and unfeeling women, and in the case of the grandmother, she has the magical realism of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez character. Delmira sees her grandmother float above the bed when she sleeps. But that is not all--stones turn to water and there are other strange goings on. There is a backdrop of the political changes that were going on in Mexico in that later part of the 20th century, and all in all it is a good book to read when you are enjoying some Mexican sun in the dead of winter.