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Cantora : a novel

Author: Sylvia López-Medina
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This memorable first novel is the story of four generations of Mexican - then Mexican American women - who defy and preserve the traditions of their often oppressive cultures. Set in Mexico and Southern California, the story of the Perez women is pieced together by the U.S.-born daughter who accidently stumbles upon a startling family secret. The truth of Amparo's forebears emerges through her recollections of the
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
López-Medina, Sylvia, 1942-
Cantora.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645830622
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia López-Medina
ISBN: 0826313752 9780826313751
OCLC Number: 25008837
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sylvia López-Medina.

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This memorable first novel is the story of four generations of Mexican - then Mexican American women - who defy and preserve the traditions of their often oppressive cultures. Set in Mexico and Southern California, the story of the Perez women is pieced together by the U.S.-born daughter who accidently stumbles upon a startling family secret. The truth of Amparo's forebears emerges through her recollections of the stories she's heard all her life - how her.

Great-grandmother fled first from her domineering father, then the raiding Yaqui Indians, and finally the encroaching violence of the Revolution. She recalls stories of the family's restaurant in Hermosillo, Mexico. And, she remembers tales of the family's move to California. But Cantora is much more than the chronicle of a family. By coming to know her Mexicana great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, the mestizo woman comes to know herself. Based on the oral history.

Of the author's family, this novel reveals Lopez-Medina as a new, strong voice in the chorus of women reconstructing their own histories. Cantora is a story of love, deceit, and liberation that will help readers look into their own pasts. It is a story that will inspire you to remember.

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