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house on Mango Street /
First hardcover edition.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994.
New York : Distributed by Random House
xx, 134 pages ; 18 cm
Hispanic Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Girls -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
"Originally published, in somewhat different form, by Arte Público Press in 1984. Reprinted by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., in 1991"--T.p. verso.
Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 20, 1954. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976 and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1978. She has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. She has written numerous books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, Have You Seen Marie?, and A House of My Own: Stories from My Life. She has received numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, and the Thomas Wolfe Prize. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
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