In the machismo culture of Mexico in the 1960's, a gringo is simply an American tourist; a gringa is something of even less worth, someone to be more cruelly exploited. Abilene "Abby" Painter is that gringa, a pretty Texan who has drifted into an abusive, torrid relationship with a famous Mexican bullfighter, Antonio Velez. I loved this book for its perspective on Mexican culture; Scofield writes this from the perspective of a white woman in Mexico, so the story maintains its feasibility, perspective, and voice. Scofield uses interesting metapho This is a story set in the summer and fall of 1968 in Mexico. Abilene Painter is a Texas-raised girl living in Mexico c/o Antonio, a famous Spanish bull fighter. Abby is mostly a passive participant in her life; the revolution opens her eyes to who she is and what she wants.
ru - This is a novel about Abilene Painter, a young woman with a drab Texas past whose fate leads her to Mexico. Here she becomes the mistress of a powerful bullfighter and rancher, Antonio Velez. Abilene is a study in the pathology of passivity, a woman who has never thought she’s had real choices.
SANDRA'S WORK: GRINGA: a young woman at loose ends in Mexico BEYOND DESERVING: sometimes you love someone more than you should and they learn how to deserve it WALKING DUNES: a story of 1959 West Texas teenagers MORE THAN ALLIES: friendship between young mothers separated from their husbands A CHANCE TO SEE EGYPT: a widower goes back to the Mexican village where. Sandra Scofield is a native Texan who has spent the last forty years in Oregon and Montana. She taught in public schools (grades 2-10) and at the university level; since 2006 she has been on the faculty of the Solstice MFA low residency program at Pine Manor College. She has taught at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival since 1993.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Focuses on Abilene Painter, a young Texas woman who moves to Mexico and becomes the mistress of a powerful rancher and bullfighter. Author's first book; novel set in Mexico during the student protests and demonstrations of 1968. Signed by Scofield in blue ink on title page (as "S. Scofield", at foot, underneath imprint).
About book: In the machismo culture of Mexico in the 1960's, a gringo is simply an American tourist; a gringa is something of even less worth, someone to be more cruelly exploited. She knows little of what she wants who she is, or where she's going in life, seemingly stuck in a lethargy of sex and casual encounters from which she cannot escape.
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by Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943-. Publication date 1995. Topics Women, Protest movements, Mistresses, Americans. Donor iscopubliclibrary. Identifier gringa00scof. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t6446rc5s.