The Mixquiahuala letters

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Bilingual Press/Editorial BilingŁe, 1986 - Fiction - 132 pages
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Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women--Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist--this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cort zar's Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. Ana Castillo's groundbreaking first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and is widely studied as a feminist text on the nature of self-conflict.

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User Review  - Joseph De La Cruz - Goodreads

I wanted to like this book, I really did. I had to read it for my Mexican-American Literature class and the summary in the back pulled me in. I really tried. However, the fact that the book isn't in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bev Wolff - Goodreads

A book written in letters. Highly lyrical language. Read full review

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Ana Castillo is the author of the novels The Mixquiahuala Letters, Sapogonia, and So Far from God; the story collection Loverboys; the critical study Massacre of the Dreamers; and several volumes of poetry. She has received an American Book Award, a Carl Sandburg Prize, and a Southwestern Booksellers Award for her work. She lives in Chicago.

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