Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada by Zoe Valdes

Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada

Zoe Valdes

A refreshingly frank and uncompromising novel written with a rage and earthy truthfulness.

Extract

I was choking. My head got stuck in my Mother's birth canal, and because of that I will always suffer from shortness of breath. But my labored breathing allows me to palpitate with life, second by second. And in these seconds are questions - questions when I breathe in, questions when I breathe out.

Parallels
  • The Autobiography of my Mother by Jamaica Kincaid

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