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Cuando Era Puertorriquena / When I Was Puerto Rican
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Espanol
Publication date October 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679756774
ISBN-10 0679756779
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 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 rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba,
a distinguir la canción del coquí, a identificar los ingredientes en las morcillas y a ayudar a que el alma de un bebé muerto subiera al Cielo. Pero precisamente cuando Esmeralda parecía haberlo aprendido todo sobre su cultura, la llevaron a Nueva York, donde las reglas —y el idioma— eran no sólo diferentes, sino también desconcertantes. Cómo Esmeralda superó la adversidad, se ganó entrada a la Performing Arts High School y después continuó a Harvard, de donde se graduó con altos honores, es el relato de la tremenda trayectoria de una mujer verdaderamente extraordinaria.

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Reprint edition from Vintage Espanol (October 1, 1994)
9780679756774 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
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