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Caramelo, O, Puro Cuento (Vintage Espanol)

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La célebre autora de La casa en Mango Street, nos ofrece una nueva y extraordinaria novela narrada en un lenguaje de una originalidad arro-lladora: es la historia de varias generaciones de una familia méxicoamericana cuyas voces crean un des-lumbrante y vivo tapiz de humor y de pasión, hecho con la esencia misma de la vida.

La abuela de Lala Reyes es descendiente de una familia de afamados reboceros. El rebozo de rayas color caramelo es el más bello de todos y aquél que llega a pertenecer a Lala, al igual que la historia familiar que éste representa. La novela comienza con el viaje anual en automóvil de los Reyes—una caravana desbordante de niños, risas y pleitos— desde Chicago hasta el «otro lado»: la Ciudad de México. Es aquí que Lala cada año escucha las historias de su familia y trata de separar la verdad de las «mentiras sanas» que han resonado de una generación a otra. Viajamos desde la Ciudad de México, que era el «París del Nuevo Mundo» a las calles llenas de música de Chicago en los albores de los locos años veinte y, finalmente, a la difícil adolescencia de Lala en la tierra no tan exactamente prometida de San Antonio, Texas.

Caramelo es una historia sabia, vital y romántica, sobre el lugar de origen, algunas veces real, algu-nas veces imaginado. Vívida, graciosa, íntima e histórica, es una obra brillante destinada a convertirse en un clásico: una nueva novela de gran importancia de una de las escritoras más queridas de nuestro país.

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The celebrated author of "The House on Mango Street" gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life.

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In Spanish/ en Español

Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

About the Author

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, a collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek, a book of poetry Loose Woman, and a children's book Hairs/Pelitos. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Apt2D, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by Apt2D)
This is a great read for those who are learning Spanish at an advanced level. There are so many aspects of Mexican and Mexican-American history addressed in a personal and visceral way. This is beautiful writing, in both the English and Spanish versions.
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This is a great read for those who are learning Spanish at an advanced level. There are so many aspects of Mexican and Mexican-American history addressed in a personal and visceral way. This is beautiful writing, in both the English and Spanish versions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030996
Translator:
Valenzuela, Liliana
Publisher:
Vintage Espanol
Translator:
Valenzuela, Liliana
Author:
Cisneros, Sandra
Author:
Sandra Cisneros Translated from the English by Liliana Valenzuela
Author:
Valenzuela, Liliana
Location:
Nueva York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
Mujeres
Subject:
Abuelas
Subject:
Familias mexicano-americanas
Subject:
Muchachas
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Espa~nol
Series Volume:
GTR-131
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.02x5.17x1.08 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Vintage Books USA - Spanish 9781400030996 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The celebrated author of "The House on Mango Street" gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life.
"Synopsis" by , In Spanish/ en Español

Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

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