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by Mayra Santos-Febres

Author: Mayra Santos-Febres
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (August 11, 2009)
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
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From aimed novelist Mayra Santos-Febres comes a carnal, epic novel about the life of Isabel La Negra Luberza-a legendary Puerto Rican madam who, by the end of World War II, became the most powerful woman on the island.

From aimed novelist Mayra Santos-Febres comes a carnal, epic novel about the life of Isabel La Negra Luberza-a legendary Puerto Rican madam who, by the end of World War II, became the most powerful woman on the island. Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel "La Negra" Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Obsessed with attaining aristocratic status-armed with incredible physical presence, indomitable ambition, and keen intelligence-she meets Fernando Fornarís, the man who will forever change her life.

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Mayra Santos-Febres es poeta, narradora y critica. Sus novelas incluyen Sirena Selena vestida de pena, finalista del Premio Rómulo Gallegos 2001, y Cualquier miércoles soy tuya

Mayra Santos-Febres es poeta, narradora y critica. Sus novelas incluyen Sirena Selena vestida de pena, finalista del Premio Rómulo Gallegos 2001, y Cualquier miércoles soy tuya. Nuestra Señora de la Noche, finalista del X Premio Primavera, es su tercera novela.

Mayra Santos-Febres (born 1966 in Carolina) is a Puerto Rican author, poet, novelist, professor of literature, essayist, and literary critic and author of children's books. Her work focuses primarily on themes of diaspora identity, female sexuality, the erotic, gender fluidity, desire, and power. She has been an influence in bringing about new youth writers in Puerto Rico. She is also a community activist helping bring books and stories to the less fortunate.

Mayra Santos-Febres uses multiple voices to depict a 1940's Puerto Rican . I so wanted to enjoy this novel by Mayra Santos-Febres however it fell short of my expectations.

Mayra Santos-Febres uses multiple voices to depict a 1940's Puerto Rican society that is fragmented by race, class and socio-economic status. Ultimately, what I realized in reading Our lady of the Night is that Isabel Luberza Oppenheimer's story is the story of Puerto Rico and its relationship as a colony, a commonwealth to the . and I can't help but quote Mayra Santos-Febres in an interview on her blog: "Además, tengo ganas de decirte una cosa terrible, decirte "en todas.

Our Lady of the Night. The epic story of the complex, sensual, tragic, and remarkable life of a legendary Puerto Rican madam Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel La Negra Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Set against the rich backdrop of the Caribbean and the United States during the tumultuous years of World War II, Mayra Santos-Febres's Our Lady of the Night is a breathtaking novel of passion, power, and the devastating price of achieving everything one wishes for. Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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About Mayra Santos-Febres: is a writer, professor of literature, and literary critic Santos-Febres completed her undergraduate work at the University o. .

About Mayra Santos-Febres: is a writer, professor of literature, and literary critic. In 1991, she published her first two collections of poetry, Anamu y manigua and El orden escapado. Her first novel is Sirena Selena vestida de pena (2000) which focuses on the life of a teenage drag queen and his rise as a talented singer. Santos-Febres completed her undergraduate work at the University of Puerto Rico and holds an . from Cornell University. Her work has been translated into French, English, German, and Italian.

Our Lady of the Night. by Mayra Santos-Febres. The epic story of the complex, sensual, tragic, and remarkable life of a legendary Puerto Rican madamBorn into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel "La Negra" Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Obsessed with attaining aristocratic status armed with incredible physical presence, indomitable ambition, and keen intelligence she meets Fernando Fornaris, the man who will forever change her life.

The epic story of the complex, sensual, tragic, and remarkable life of a legendary Puerto Rican madam

Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel "La Negra" Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Obsessed with attaining aristocratic status—armed with incredible physical presence, indomitable ambition, and keen intelligence—she meets Fernando Fornarís, the man who will forever change her life. With a parcel of land given to her by her rich, white married lover, Isabel transforms herself into a hard-edged and merciless businesswoman—abandoning her own newborn son to become Puerto Rico's most feared and respected madam, a collector of society's secrets, a queen of the notorious brothel that emerges as the island's true political and economic heart.

Set against the rich backdrop of the Caribbean and the United States during the tumultuous years of World War II, Mayra Santos-Febres's Our Lady of the Night is a breathtaking novel of passion, power, and the devastating price of achieving everything one wishes for.