Porque hay silencio


by Alba Ambert

ISBN: 978-1-55885-250-1
Publication Date: September 30, 1998
Bind: Trade Paperback
Pages: 176

Realistically depicts life in the Puerto Rican barrios of the South Bronx and in the poverty-stricken favelas of Puerto Rico.



In this exquisitely crafted novel, acclaimed author Alba Ambert (The Eighth Continent) tells the story from birth to adulthood of Blanca, a woman who struggles to overcome the poverty and oppression of her Puerto Rican-South Bronx heritage. Blanca must pay a terrible emotional price to find her release from the past, la puerta final, la que abriría todas las puertas(the final door, the door that would open all doors). Published in English as A Perfect Silence to national acclaim in 1995 (it received Multicultural Review’s Carey McWilliams Award), Porque hay silencio is an independent and lyrical creation in its own right. “How fortunate we are,” writes Nicholasa Mohr, to have a Latina writer “as talented and creative as Alba Ambert.”