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Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo is the author of the novels The Guardians, Peel My Love Like an Onioin, So Far from God, The Mixquiahuala Letters, and Sapogonia. She has written a story collection, Loverboys; the crtitical study Massacre of the Dreamers; the poetry collection My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems; and the children's book My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, The Dove. She is the editor of the anthology Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe, available from Vintage Espanol (La diosa de las Americas). Castillo has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award... Read More

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The Squatter and the Don
Written by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Introduction by Ana Castillo
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$23.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7289-4 (0-8129-7289-9)

“The Squatter and the Don, like its author, has come out a survivor,” notes Ana Castillo in her Introduction. “The fact that it has resurfaced after more than a century from its original publication is a testimony to its worthiness.” Inviting comparison to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s... Read more

Carmen La Coja
Written by Ana Castillo
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72468-8 (0-375-72468-0)

Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list.

Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin... Read more

Goddess of the Americas
Written by Ana Castillo
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | October 1997
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-57322-630-1 (1-57322-630-0)

Goddess of the Americas is a brilliant essay collection and an impassioned, unorthodox celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe: mother goddess, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who made her first appearance on American soil in 1531. Through a variety of forms -- original essays, historical writings, short fiction... Read more

The Guardians
Written by Ana Castillo
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7571-0 (0-8129-7571-5)

From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher’s aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tía Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the... Read more

I Ask the Impossible
Written by Ana Castillo
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-72073-1 (0-385-72073-4)

An Anchor Books Original

Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as "una storyteller de primera," and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as "impossible to resist," returns to her first love—poetry—to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent... Read more

La diosa de las Américas
Edited by Ana Castillo, Translated by Mariela Dreyfus
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70369-0 (0-375-70369-1)

Una ilustradora colección de escritos en torno al icono más grande de la fe latinoamericana, por algunos de los más importantes escritores latinos contemporáneos.

Santa patrona de México, diosa maternal, protectora divina, el símbolo de la Virgen de Guadalupe ha sido reverenciado en el mundo entero. En esta colección, Ana Castillo ha... Read more

Written by Ana Castillo
Plume | Trade Paperback | August 1997
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27773-1 (0-452-27773-6)

Loverboys is the award-winning author Ana Castillo's stunning collection of twenty-three stories that depict the wildly varied faces of love, from rapturous beginnings to bittersweet endings.From the regret-tinged soulfulness of the title story in which a woman reminisces about a former lover, to the down-and-dirty settling of scores in "Vatolandia" to... Read more

The Mixquiahuala Letters
Written by Ana Castillo
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 1992
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-42013-6 (0-385-42013-7)

"A wonderful, wonderful book." —Maxine Hong Kingston

Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women—Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist—this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. This groundbreaking debut novel received an American... Read more

My Father Was a Toltec
Written by Ana Castillo
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3499-4 (1-4000-3499-X)

Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise... Read more

Peel My Love Like an Onion
Written by Ana Castillo
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49677-3 (0-385-49677-X)

The seductive world of flamenco forms the backdrop for a classic tale of independence found, lost, and reclaimed. Like Bizet's legendary gypsy, Carmen "La Coja" (The Cripple) Santos is hilarious, passionate, triumphant, and mesmerizing.  A renowned flamenco dancer in Chicago despite the legacy of childhood polio, Carmen has long enjoyed an affair... Read more

Written by Ana Castillo
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1994
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-47080-3 (0-385-47080-0)

In Sapogonia, edited and revised for its Anchor publication, Ana Castillo confronts the complex issues of race and identity facing those of mixed heritage through the struggles of M&#225ximo Madrigal, an expatriate of Sapogonia, the metaphorical homeleand of all mestizos. Subtly political, it demonstrates how warring blood within a single body... Read more

Tan Lejos de Dios
Written by Ana Castillo
Plume | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$17.00/19.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-28004-5 (0-452-28004-4)

Tome is a small, outwardly sleepy hamlet in central New Mexico. In Ana Castillo's hands, however, it stands wondrously revealed as a place teeming with life and with all manner of collisions: the past with the present, the real with the supernatural, the comic with the horrific, the Native American with... Read more