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Publisher Comments:

From the barrios of Brooklyn to the stage at the High School of Performing Arts and later to Harvard, Almost a Woman continues Esmeralda Santiagos amazing story of a young woman caught between two worlds. The oldest of eleven children, she is kept on such a strict leash by her powerful mother that at the age of seventeen she had not yet gone on a date. By no means sheltered however, she is experienced in the harsh realities of welfare offices, beaten up by jealous classmates at junior high school, and taunted by her brothers and sisters as she struggles to learn “Eastern Standard English.” She eventually breaks loose and elopes with a mysterious, perhaps dangerous, Turkish entrepreneur. Almost a Woman is a tale of transformation, comedy, and survival, both a search for independence and cultural identity as well as a mother/daughter struggle of heroic dimensions. Santiagos fans will eagerly embrace this long-awaited volume.

Book News Annotation:

In a tale with both the universal underpinnings of the classic coming of age or immigrant stories and the very personal details of one young girls life in a new country, Santiago, a published author and editor who moved to the United States from Puerto Rico when she was 13, relates her experiences in Brooklyn as she struggled to find her own way through language and cultural barriers and a protective mother.
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Synopsis:

Moving beyond her poignant childhood story, When I Was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago recalls her extraordinary journey into womanhood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738200439
Author:
Santiago, Esmeralda
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
Puerto Rican women
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Biography.
Subject:
Actresses -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19980827
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Moving beyond her poignant childhood story, When I Was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago recalls her extraordinary journey into womanhood.

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