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La Llorona: Encounters with the Weeping Woman

Judith Beatty

Publisher: Judith Beatty

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Summary

Spanish speakers around the world for generations have told stories of La Llorona, "the weeping woman," and the many versions of this legendary phantom woman vary from one region to the next. In this book of fifty-six stories shared by people from the American Southwest as well as south of the border, there are dozens of versions of this ghostly specter that range from a terrifying skeletal creature with blood dripping from its eyes to a baby with fangs wrapped in a quilt -- but no matter what she looks like, she nearly always manages to terrorize her wayward victims into changing their ways.

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