Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel

By: Castillo, Ana

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 213 pp. Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God--a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing. Carmen La Coja (the cripple) Santos is a flamenco dancer of local renown in Chicago, despite the obstacle of a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From the beginning of her professional career, she has carried on an affair with Agustn, the married director of her troupe--a romance that is going stale from overfamiliar lust and an absence of honesty. But when she begins a passionate liaison with the younger Manolo, Agustn's godson and a dancer of natural genius, an angry rivalry is sparked. Add to that the looming reassertion of her crippling disease and Carmen's vexed relations with her mother, one of the most exasperating parents in recent literature, and you have all the ingredients for a love story la Ana Castillo--equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody. Laced with sarcastic asides and dead-on observations, Peel My Love Like an Onion is a universal work imbued with love's power to vex and exalt.

Title: Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel

Author: Castillo, Ana

Categories: Contemporary, American, Signed, Modern First Editions, Latin American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1999

ISBN Number: 0385496761

ISBN Number 13: 9780385496766

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270635

Keywords: ANA CASTILLO FICTION CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LATIN AMERICA LITERATURE FLAMENCO DANCE ENTERTAINMENT ART,