9781400030996

Caramelo (Spanish Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781400030996

  • ISBN10:

    1400030994

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-09
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol

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Summary

In Spanish/ en Espanol Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherishedrebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women,Caramelois alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

Author Biography

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels <b>The House on Mango Street</b> and <b>Caramelo</b>, a collection of short stories <b>Woman Hollering Creek</b>, a book of poetry <b>Loose Woman</b>, and a children's book <b>Hairs/Pelitos</b>. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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