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Watercolor Women / Opaque Men

Watercolor Women / Opaque Men

(2005)
A Novel in Verse
A novel by

 
2006 Independent Publisher Book Award for Story Teller of the Year

In this updated edition of Ana Castillo's celebrated novel in verse, featuring a new introduction by Poet Laureate of Texas Carmen Tafolla, we revisit the story's spirited heroine, known only as "Ella" or "She," as she takes us through her own epic journey of self-actualization as an artist and a woman. With a remarkable combination of tenderness, lyricism, wicked humor, and biting satire, Castillo dramatizes Ella's struggle through poverty as a Chicano single mother at the threshold of the twenty-first century, fighting for upward mobility while trying to raise her son to be independent and self-sufficient. Urged on by the gods of the ancients, Ella's life interweaves with those of others whose existences are often neglected, even denied, by society's status quo. Castillo's strong rhythmic voice and exploration of such issues as love, sexual orientation, and cultural identity will resonate with readers today as much as they did upon the book's original publication more than ten years ago. This expanded edition also includes a short preface by the author, as well as a glossary, a reader's guide, and a list of additional suggested readings.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Watercolor Women Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 0-8101-3510-8 / 978-0-8101-3510-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Curbstone Books 2
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Watercolor Women / Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 1-931896-20-8 / 978-1-931896-20-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Curbstone Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Watercolor Women Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse
Author(s): Ana Castillo
Publisher: Curbstone Books 2
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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