Mystery Novels by Women Book Group: Desert Blood
Tues., April 6, 2010 @ 6:30 at Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. @ Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541 (2 blocks from Hayward BART)
Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s mystery, Desert Blood, uses the horrifying series of actual murders of young women in the border town of Juarez, Mexico to tell a compelling story full of brutality, graphic violence and, ultimately, redemption. Featuring Ivon Villa, a gay women’s studies professor who has come to her home town of El Paso to both finish her dissertation and to arrange an adoption for herself & her partner, the mystery begins with the murder of the young Juarez factory worker who has agreed to give her baby up for adoption. Then Ivon’s young sister, Irene, goes missing after an evening in Juarez. Ivon must cope with pervasive prejudice against both gays and Hispanics, corrupt cops, her cousin’s alcoholism, and, worst of all, her mother’s disapproval, to solve the murder, save her sister, and become an adopted baby’s new mother.
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Official Website: http://www.library.hayward-ca.gov
Added by pennygwynne on March 30, 2010