Kissing the Virgin's Mouth

Kissing the Virgin's Mouth

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Kissing the Virgin's Mouth is the fictional memoir of Guadalupe Magdalena Molina Vasquez - wife, scoundrel, courtesan, and mother. In a world where gender and class roles are unbending, and religion predominant, Magda creates a philosophy of life that she can thrive in, a religion of cynical optimism, pragmatism, and determined gratitude. The invincible yet fallible Magda climbs from the poor barrio of a coastal Mexican town to American affluence, from wide-eyed childhood to worldly courtesan life, from full-blooded youth to oncoming blindness.
In the Golden Zone of Teatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, where tourists and wealthy Mexicans thrive and where poor Mexicans come only to work or to visit the shrine of the miracle baby Jesus, Gaudalupe Magdalena Molina Vasquez performs her daily ritual. In the chair of her beloved Tia Chucha, mortared to the roof of her Golden Zone home, Magda shaves her long legs, tells her life stories, and thrusts her fierce prayers of gratitude toward the Sea of Cortes.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060185678
  • 9780060185671

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