Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's most acclaimed young writers, and Leaving Tabasco tells of the coming-of-age of Delmira Ulloa, raised in an all-female home in Agustini, in the Mexican province of Tabasco. The Washington Post Book World wrote, "We happily share with [Delmira]... her life, including the infinitely charming town she inhabits [and] her grandmother's fantastic imagination."
In Agustini, it is not unusual to see your grandmother float above the bed when she sleeps, or to purchase torrential rains at a traveling fair, or to watch your family's elderly serving woman develop stigmata, then disappear completely, to be canonized as a local saint. As Delmira becomes a woman, she will search for her missing father, and will make a choice that will force her to leave home forever.
Brimming with the spirit of its irrepressible heroine, Leaving Tabasco is a story of great charm and depth that will remain in its listeners' hearts for a long time.
©1999 Carmen Boullosa. Translation copyright 2001 by Geoff Hargreaves. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.