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The Mixquiahuala Letters

Ana Castillo’s epistolary novella contains a series of loosely connected, fictionalized letters to Alicia from protagonist Teresa. At the beginning of the text, Castillo includes a table of...

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The Mixquiahuala Letters

This award-winning book is made up of a series of 40 letters written by Teresa, a young woman of Mexican descent, to her friend Alicia. The fact that it is made of letters makes this an epistolary...

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The Mixquiahuala Letters

Castillo uses the epistolary style to present a first-person narrative of one woman’s meaningful friendship with another. Letters are a uniquely personal, informal medium in which Teresa conveys...

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The Mixquiahuala Letters

The Complexities of Friendship Spanning several years and arranged in non-chronological order, the letters that make up the novel provide a picture of the friends’ intense relationship and how it...

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The Mixquiahuala Letters

Teresa Teresa is a Mexican American woman who befriends Alicia. Teresa feels trapped in a dull marriage to Libra. An aspiring writer and avid journalist, she tries to connect to the indigenous side...

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The Mixquiahuala Letters

We needled, stabbed, manipulated, cut, and through it all we loved, driven to see the other improved in her own reflection. This quote, at the end of Letter Three from Teresa’s perspective,...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019, 8:15 pm (UTC)

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