The River Beyond the World
Luisa Cantu is a girl from a Sierra Madre mountain village. After being impregnated in a fertility ritual of ancient origin, she leaves Mexico to work in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a housemaid for Mrs. Eddie Hatch, a woman with a strong will and a narrow worldview. Their complex relationship-turns mystical and pragmatic, serious and comic-reveals the many ways human beings can wound one another, the nature of love and sacrifice, and the possibility of forgiveness. [Amazon.com]
New York, NY
Contemporary American literature, Texas (Fiction), Women (Fiction)
Creative Writing | Fiction
Peery, Janet, "The River Beyond the World" (1996). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 22.