Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en al Frontera (Paperback)Norma Elia Cantu, Ph.D. (author)
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Canicula-the dog days-a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantu's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and a still-unknown adulthood. Snapshots and the author's re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world-births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, and rites of passage.
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the original publication, this updated edition includes newly written pieces as well as never-before-published images-culled from hundreds of the author's family photos-adding further depth and insight into this unique contribution to Chicana literature.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 203 x 139 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"[Norma Elia Cant ] has captured both a single life and a particular culture."--Story Circle Book Reviews
"Original, authentic, engaging, exceptionally well written and thoroughly entertaining."--Midwest Book Review
"Intimate as a poem, and as large as the Texas sky, these stories are at once diminutive and grand."--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
"A personalized ethnography that feels as familiar as my own family album, and as touching."--Ana Castillo, author of So Far from God: A Novel