Los Recuerdos de Ana Calderón

Los Recuerdos de Ana Calderón

by Graciela Limón
     
 

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�They said that no boy could live where I had lived. I knew my father resented me for what I had done to my mother's insides." After her birth, Ana Calder�n's mother isn't able to carry a male child to full term. And when her mother dies, she becomes fully responsible for her seven younger siblings. But even worse, she will carry forever her father's resentment.
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�They said that no boy could live where I had lived. I knew my father resented me for what I had done to my mother's insides." After her birth, Ana Calder�n's mother isn't able to carry a male child to full term. And when her mother dies, she becomes fully responsible for her seven younger siblings. But even worse, she will carry forever her father's resentment.

Ana Calder�n is a young girl when her father decides to move his large, motherless brood from Mexico to the United States. She just knows that her life will change for the better in the U.S. Ana does encounter greater opportunity, but she discovers that in the U.S. too, society, family and religion scheme to hold her back. In order to succeed, Ana must sacrifice everything and re-make herself into a rootless and obsessed individual. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires against her.

Now available for the first time in Spanish, this fictional memoir of a talented woman born in tradition-bound rural Mexico takes a compelling look at immigration, women's rights and the perennial search for love and the meaning of life. Originally published as The Memories of Ana Calder�n, this is a powerful exploration of society's expectations about women's roles and one woman's fight to rise to her full potential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558857070
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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