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Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel

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Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God--a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing.

Carmen "La Coja" ("the cripple") Santos is a flamenco dancer of local renown in Chicago, despite the obstacle of a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From the beginning of her professional career, she has carried on an affair with Agustín, the married director of her troupe--a romance that is going stale from overfamiliar lust and an absence of honesty.

But when she begins a passionate liaison with the younger Manolo, Agustín's godson and a dancer of natural genius, an angry rivalry is sparked. Add to that the looming reassertion of her crippling disease and Carmen's vexed relations with her mother, one of the most exasperating parents in recent literature, and you have all the ingredients for a love story à la Ana Castillo--equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody. Laced with sarcastic asides and dead-on observations, Peel My Love Like an Onion is a universal work imbued with love's power to vex and exalt.

About the Author

Ana Castillo is also the author of the novels The Mixquiahuala Letters and Sapogonia (available in Anchor paperback editions), the story collection Loverboys, the critical study Massacre of the Dreamers, and the poetry collection My Father Was a Toltec. She has won a Carl Sandburg Prize, a Southwestern Booksellers Award, and an American Book Award. She lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385496766
Author:
Castillo, Ana
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Dancers
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Hispanic Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
213 p.
Dimensions:
8.56x5.88x.98 in. .82 lbs.

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