Title: The Other Side: El Otra Lado. Poems.
Publisher: Dutton, New York
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Laid-in is the first issue postcard for the book. Tracing a lyrical journey through the landscape of immigrant life, these direct, reflective and often sensuous poems are grouped into five sections which, like the points of a star, indicate a circle. Alvarez's assured collection reveals that change can take us across borders so slowly that only on reaching the other side can we see the distances we've come. Bookseller Inventory # 25067
Synopsis: Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic. 15,000 first printing. Tour.
About the Author: Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections ( Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays ( Something to Declare).
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