This is the first time I've come across Liliana Heker, apparently very well-known in her native Argentina.
This is the first time I've come across Liliana Heker, apparently very well-known in her native Argentina.The book is a small one and I wished I'd found it in Spanish; I think these stories would be perfect for reading in Spanish.
In the short story, The Stolen Party, the author demonstrates the interactions and prejudices between the rich and the middle-working class.
Initially, when someone's trying to look out for you and protect you from getting hurt, one hear things he/she may not want to hear.
She feels like she belongs and is a part of this wonderful world, but in the end, she discovers that she was considered the "help" and that was the only reason she was even invited.
All the joy of the party is stolen away in the moment Seniora Ines tries to pay her, and even the stuff that wasn't a task (like getting to hold the monkey) doesn't matter to her anymore, it was tarnished.
People tend to react in a defensive manner and ignore the things they do not want to acknowledge. As a mother, you want to protect your daughter and that is exactly what Rosaura's mother tried to do.