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American Chica free pdf In her father s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An American Chica. Here are two vastly different landscapes: Peru earthquake-prone, charged with ghosts of history and mythology and the sprawling prairie lands of Wyoming. In these rich terrains resides a colorful cast of family members who bring Arana s historia to life...her proud grandfather who one day simply stopped coming down the stairs- her dazzling grandmother, clicking through the house as if she were making her way onstage. But most important are Arana s parents: he a brilliant engineer, she a gifted musician. For more than half a century these two passionate, strong-willed people struggled to overcome the bicultural tensions in their marriage and, finally, to prevail."

About Marie Arana

Marie Arana is the editor of "The Washington Post Book World" and has done feature writing for "The Post." She has served on the board of directors of the "National Association of Hispanic Journalists" and the "National Book Critics Circle." She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Author : Marie Arana
Publisher : Dial Press
Data Published : 28 May 2002
ISBN : 0385319630
EAN : 9780385319638
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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