A examine of designated kinds of mass violence, the narratives each variety calls for, and the collective identities made out of and upon those, this book focuses round readings of popular and influential novels corresponding to Toni Morrison's loved , Amy Tan's the enjoyment success membership  and Isabel Allende's the home of Spirits .

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