This book is a real example of the Chican@ experience and its roots, with quips for days. The protagonist, Celaya, records three generations of her family history from her own memory and even interviews, some chapters interspersed with quotes from latin songs, icons, and wisdom.
This book held my attention for all of its 400+ pages with its compelling characters, amusing stories, and witticisms. It made me feel seen.
I would recommend this book to everybody with the caveat that it can be circular, full of little details, and may marginalize non-Latin@ or even non-Chican@/Mexican readers. It is peppered with Spanish that is not always explained and assumes a familiarity with Mexican/American history.
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