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Alegría is the story of a dysfunctional family with a narcoleptic child who talks to ghosts. It is magical realism in the finest tradition of that style. Alegría’s family struggles to keep afloat amid secrets as she develops narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder that disrupts her nights and dulls her days. In a fantastical world where dead grandmothers come to visit and witch doctors prescribe waking concoctions, young Alegría discovers the secrets behind her namesake and the imperfections within her family. When the wind blows and the rains come, will she be able to keep her family together?

Emi Wright is a graduate of Michael Gills’ Novel Writing Workshop which is taught at the University of Utah.

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"A powerful and impassioned novel based out of hope, loss, and of finding one’s place in the world. Through breathtaking descriptions and elegant prose, Alegría shows a girl’s mystical journey through its enchanting moves, and it’s graceful telling of life’s search for faith, acceptance, and clarity.” —Jasmine Robinson, author of Stony the Road we Trod

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September 29, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on September 29, 2021.
Publisher
Madville Publishing