Peel my love like an onion: a novel

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Anchor Books, Sep 12, 2000 - Fiction - 240 pages
21 Reviews
The seductive world of flamenco forms the backdrop for a classic tale of independence found, lost, and reclaimed. Like Bizet's legendary gypsy, Carmen "La Coja" (The Cripple) Santos is hilarious, passionate, triumphant, and mesmerizing.  A renowned flamenco dancer in Chicago despite the legacy of childhood polio, Carmen has long enjoyed an affair with Agustín, the married director of her troupe--a romance that's now growing stale. When she begins a new, passionate liaison with Manolo, Agustín's grandson and a dancer of natural genius, an angry rivalry is sparked. Carmen finally makes her way back to happiness in this funny, fiery story that's equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody.

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This was a very good love story interlaced with music and dancing. I liked how Carmen learned to find her own voice and dignity.

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User Review  - Kelly Such - Goodreads

I didn't really love this book. I felt that it was slow and that it dragged on. The dilemma between the two lovers and Carmen never gets resolved. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
24
Section 3
48
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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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