"A delightful novel...impossible to resist." Barbara Kingsolver, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Sofia and her fated daughters, Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, and la Loca, endure hardship and enjoy love in the sleepy New Mexico hamlet of Tome, a town teeming with marvels where the comic and the horrific, the real and the supernatural, reside.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Ana Castillo is the author of a collection of poetry and four novels, the most recent of which is The Guardians. She lives in her hometown of Chicago, with her son Marcel.
What People are Saying About This
Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek
Goddamn! Ana Castillo has gone and done what I always wanted to dowritten a Chicana telenovelaa novel roaring down Interstate 25 at one hundred and fifteen miles an hour with an almanac of Chicanoismosaint, martyr, T.V. mystics, home remedies, little miracles, Dichos, gossip, recipesfluttering from the sender like a flag. Wacky, wild, y bien funny. Vale Gas girl!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A wonderfully written mystical story!
This book brings up issues of race, culture and religion all written in the fantasttic style of magical realism. The book grabs your attention and keeps it from the first sentence on. Sofi is fantastic and sounky and all her daughters so very different. I love the strong women in this novel and can relate to there imperfections and tragic journeys. It reads like a drunk girl telling a story to her friends. Great book.