Caramelo

September 9, 2003|
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
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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. From the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and national and international book awards, including Chicago&r...
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Title:Caramelo
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 7.97 X 5.11 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 7.97 X 5.11 X 0.93 in
Published:September 9, 2003
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679742586

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