The Meaning Of Consuelo
In this fierce, funny, and sometimes startling novel, we follow a young woman's quest to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture and her family.
"Judith Ortiz Cofer has created a character who takes us by the hand on a journey of self-discovery. She reminds readers young and old never to forget our own responsibilities, and to enjoy life with all its joys and sorrows."--Bessy Reyna, MultiCultural Review
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- Paperback | 216 pages
- 137.67 x 203.2 x 12.95mm | 208.65g
- 30 Mar 2004
- Beacon Press
- Boston, MA, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
01 Jan 1999
30 Apr 1997
"A bittersweet tale of the price one pays to reinvent the story handed down by one's antepasados and familia. Consuelo is both herself and every mujer, and her story her own and that of her island, torn between self-discovery and safety."--Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
"Funny and affecting, this rite of passage novel celebrates familia y cultura, and artful ways to escape them unscathed. Judith Ortiz Cofer is one of our most gifted authors."--Latina
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