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Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish

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Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish

By  Sandra Cisneros , Translated by  Liliana Valenzuela
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The celebrated bestselling author of The House on Mango Street “is back with her first work of fiction in almost a decade, a story of memory and friendship [and] the experiences young women endure as immigrants worldwide” (AP). In this masterfully written dual-language edition, a long-forgotten letter sets off a charged encounter with the past.
 
As a young woman, Corina leaves her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafés of Paris. Instead, she spends her brief time in the City of Light running out of money and lining up with other immigrants to call home from a broken pay phone. But the months of befriending panhandling artists in the métro, sleeping on crowded floors, and dancing the tango at underground parties are given a lasting glow by her intense friendships with Martita and Paola. Over the years the three women disperse to three continents, falling out of touch and out of mind—until a rediscovered letter brings Corina’s days in Paris back with breathtaking immediacy.
 
Martita, I Remember You is a rare bottle from Sandra Cisneros’s own special reserve, preserving the smoke and the sparkle of an exceptional year. Told with intimacy and searing tenderness, this tribute to the life-changing power of youthful friendship is Cisneros at her vintage best, in a beautiful
dual-language edition.

 
A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist and artist, SANDRA CISNEROS is the author of Bad BoysMy Wicked Wicked Ways, Loose WomanWoman Hollering Creek and Other StoriesThe House on Mango StreetCarameloHave You Seen Marie?, Vintage Cisneros—a compilation of her works— and BravoBruno. Her most recent books are A House of My OwnStories from My Life, which is illustrated with photographs, and Puro Amor in a dual-language edition translated by Liliana Valenzuela and featuring illustrations by the author. Born in Chicago in 1954, she is a citizen of both the United States and Mexico. She makes her living by her pen.

ISBN: 9780593313664

ISBN-10: 9780593313664

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 09/07/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/07/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Hispanic & Latino

Fiction / Women

Fiction / Friendship