Servant’s Tale by Paula Fox

A Servant’s Tale by Paula Fox. 1984 North Point Press, unstated printing, 321 pages. Fox  was a novelist and children's book author who gained a second round of acclaim later in life with her memoir Borrowed Finery about her neglectful, exotic childhood. A Servant's Tale draws upon her childhood isolation on a Cuban plantation.  She is a favorite among writers, even though her subject matter can be rather dark. As written in the Guardian: "Much of the bleakness arises from Fox's utter rejection of illusion."

Condition: VG

"My own father did not see me until April, at the end of the zafra, the harvest when I was four months old."


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