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Canícula—the dog days—a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and an as yet unknown adulthood. Actual snapshots and the author's re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world—births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, rites of passage. This popular book won the 1995 Premio Aztlán.
"A personalized ethnography that feels as familiar as my own family album, and as touching."—Ana Castillo
"Intimate as a poem, and as large as the Texas sky, these stories are at once diminutive and grand."—Sandra Cisneros
Posted April 18, 2002
Norma Cantu's, Canicula was one of the best books I've ever read. The stories about family and the sense of unity,love,and death were all amazingly told. Her stories and pictures, reminded me of my own family experiences as a child.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2009
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