The Mixquiahuala Letters

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Anchor Books, 1986 - Fiction - 138 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 Cortázar'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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Castillo is a Chicana poet and a fantastic writer. - Goodreads
... i'm writing about it,' i confessed. - Goodreads
And that was the plot of the book. - Goodreads

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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  - Erica Gonzalez - Goodreads

I read this book again after a year later. As I promised myself, I read it under the "cynic" route. I enjoyed it more than last year. Through this route, the author portrays Teresa and Alicia as best ... Read full review

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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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