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The Mixquiahuala Letters

The Mixquiahuala Letters
Author: Ana Castillo
ISBN 13: 9780385420136
ISBN 10: 385420137
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Bilingual Review Press
Publication Date: 1992-04-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
List Price: $15.00

Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women—Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist—this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. Ana Castillo's groundbreaking first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and is widely studied as a feminist text on the nature of self-conflict.

Belles Lettres - Irene Carr

Every time I read The Mixquiahuala Letters I savor the beautiful prose, become absorbed in the inevitable conflicts, and find new insights in the reflections of a woman who is caught between her desire to be free of societal expectations and her own internalized constrictions.