Xochitl Gonzalez's Olga Dies Dreaming meets Zoraida Córdova's The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
A sweeping, mystical, intergenerational novel about mothers, daughters, and unsettled pasts, Candelaria is a story of predetermined futures and love that eats us alive.
After an apocalypse hits Boston, Candelaria Arjona, a Guatemalan octogenarian grandmother, treks through the city with her bickering daughter Lucia, determined to reach the Old Country Buffet in the Watertown Mall at whatever the cost. A year before the disaster, Candelaria’s three troubled and estranged granddaughters, Paola, Bianca, and Candy, encounter surprise pregnancies, wellness cults, men who are in two places at once, and other horrors.
Told with a tongue-in-cheek humor and a deep sense of history, Candelaria is a wild, unsettling, and raucous debut novel that unearths the legacy of one embattled family at the end of the world, from the author of Dreaming of You, Melissa Lozada-Oliva.
37 CAD / 28 USD
Page Count: 304
Trim Size: 6 x 9