Puro Amor

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Pub Date: 10/09/2018

Pages: 32

Publisher: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

ISBN 13: 9781946448217

ISBN 10: 1946448214

Price: $10.00 / $12.86 CAN

Category: FICTION / Hispanic & Latino

Puro Amor

By Sandra Cisneros

Price: $10.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Sandra Cisneros has a fondness for animals and this little gem of a story makes that abundantly clear. “La casa azul,” the cobalt blue residence of Mister and Missus Rivera, overflows with hairless dogs, monkeys, a fawn, a “passionate” Guacamaya macaw, tarantulas, an iguana, and rescues that resemble “ancient Olmec pottery.” Missus loves the rescues most “because their eyes were filled with grief.” She takes lavish care of her husband too, a famous artist, though her neighbors insist he has eyes for other women: “He’s spoiled.” “He’s a fat toad.” She cannot reject him. “…because love is like that. No matter how much it bites, we enjoy and admire the scars.” Thus, the generous creatures pawing her belly, sleeping on her pillow, and “kneeling outside her door like the adoring Magi before the just-born Christ.” This beautiful chapbook is bi-lingual and contains several illustrations—line drawings by Cisneros herself.

About the Book

In this bilingual chapbook, best-selling author Sandra Cisneros shares a whimsical tale of a couple, their animals, and the complexities of love.

Author

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and book awards nationally and internationally, and most recently Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. The House on Mango Street has sold over five million copies, been translated into over twenty languages. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, Sandra Cisneros earns her living by her pen.