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Cisneros, Sandra. CARAMELO. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 448 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2002. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, especially the "Today Book Club" print run. "Weaves a large yet intricate pattern, much like the decorative fringe on a rebozo, the traditional Mexican shawl. Family saga twists and turns over three generations of truths, half-truths, and outright lies are gathered and retold in over 80 chapters. Cisneros writes fiercely and thoroughly, and her characters enter and exit the page with uncommon humanity. Although the book is long, it's not long enough. The world of the Mexican family is as complicated, timeless, and satisfying as our own family stories" (Emily Russin). Cisneros' mastery of the English language is truly astonishing, and it is good to be reminded that she is primarily a poet, that is, a master of compression. Writing long novels is a breeze by comparison. "The universe is a cloth, and all humanity interwoven. Pull one string and the whole thing comes undone" (Sandra Cisneros). A "must-have" title for Sandra Cisneros collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SANDRA CISNEROS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679435549. $30.00

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