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Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes
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Apr 07, 12

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Read in April, 2012

I read this book for a Latino/a studies class. Compared to other Chicana literature and other books in the Latino/a genre, this book doesn't stand out for me. It grinds and grinds, but I still didn't connect well to the main character, Estrella. There are moments of outstanding writing or metaphor, but they are overshadowed by prose that is needlessly confusing and hinges on stereotypes of the immigrant experience. I wasn't particularly surprised or enthralled to read it, but was at least content with the poignant ending.
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