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Cascarones is a young adult bildungsroman, a coming of age story narrated in a non-linear fashion that revolves around the life of a Mexican American family living in the Rio Grande Valley in Deep South Texas. The main character, Suzy, as well as her family and friends are encircled by rich traditions and culture of the region, shaping who she becomes. There are many beaut ...more
Paperback, First, 162 pages
Published August 15th 2018 by Floricanto Press
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Cascarones by Sylvia Sánchez Garza is a book that feels more like a conversation between friends. Garza follows the life of a Mexican American girl living in Texas and straddling the world of her culturally rich family and a whitewashed school she winds up going to in Houston. This isn’t the only aspect of her life that Garza delves into. She also explores the girl’s relationship with family members, her church, family traditions, and general everyday life. The book is a nice collection of indiv ...more
Suzy is a young girl growing up in the 60s and 70s in Southern Texas. Within the orbit of her very large extended Mexican American family, she is surrounded by a network of aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, all of whom create a protective nest in which she and her siblings grow and are nurtured. With a stay-at-home mom and a father who is working to further his education, her immediate family of seven all live together in a humble three-bedroom home, with Suzy and her two sisters shari ...more