Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World

Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts. This novel marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780805093254
Branch Call Number: FICTION BER
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dillman, Lisa

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IPL_Mandy May 27, 2014

This book is both poignant and at times funny. I liked it so much because the main character, Karen, sees the world so differently from me that it forced me to think about my perception of things. A quick read featuring a unique voice and quirky characters.

Serving suggestion: tuna tostadas.

multcolib_darceem Apr 16, 2014

A beautiful book by renown Mexican playwright . It's about autism, the politics of food production and relationships between people and the natural world. Satirical and heartfelt at the same time. Too good to be overlooked.

madison382 Sep 20, 2012

This novel is narriated through the voice of a girl who is autistic. I like this novel, because it gives you a little idea of how the autistic mind process information.

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