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When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date February 27, 2006
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780306814525
ISBN-10 0306814528
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.
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Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.


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from Da Capo Pr (February 27, 2006)
9780306814525 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 20, 2008)
9781439566480 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $23.95
About: Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty.

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