Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women–Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist–this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. Ana Castillo’s groundbreaking first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and is widely studied as a feminist text on the nature of self-conflict.
"A wonderful, wonderful book." –Maxine Hong Kingston
"Like a disciplined athlete, Castillo makes even the most difficult moves look easy." –San Francisco Chronicle
About Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo is the author of the novels The Guardians, Peel My Love Like an Onioin, So Far from God, The Mixquiahuala Letters, and Sapogonia. She has written a story collection, Loverboys; the crtitical study Massacre of the Dreamers; the… More about Ana Castillo