Sapogonia: an anti-romance in 3/8 meter

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Anchor Books, Doubleday, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 354 pages
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, edited and revised for its Anchor publication, Ana Castillo confronts the complex issues of race and identity facing those of mixed heritage through the struggles of M&áximo Madrigal, an expatriate of Sapogonia, the metaphorical homeleand of all mestizos. Subtly political, it demonstrates how warring blood within a single body resists any peaceful resolution.

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User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

I wanted to like the main character but I didn't find anything appealing about him. Luckily the heroine was inspiring and helped me like the book overall. I like the spiritual mixed with the physical. Read full review

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User Review  - Gitane - Goodreads

I loved this book, it's romantic and exotic, completely consuming! Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Ana Castillo is also the author of So Far from God, which received a 1993 Carl Sandburg Award and the Southwestern Booksellers Award, numerous poetry collections, including My Father Was a Toltec, and a critical work on Latina writing, Massacre of the Dreamers. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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