Sandra Cisneros with Manuel Muñoz
A singular poet and prose writer who has enlivened evenings at Elliott Bay and elsewhere with her reading visits to Seattle in years past, beloved and much-honored author Sandra Cisneros virtually returns from her present home in San Miguel de Allende to give this bilingual reading from her marvelous new book, Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo (Vintage). La edición en español está traducida por Liliana Valenzuela.
“In this bilingual edition of Cisneros’s exquisite story (after Puro Amor), a woman relives her time in Paris two decades earlier via a cache of discovered letters. At 20, Corina aspires to become a writer and escape her poor Mexican Chicago family, prompting her to travel to Paris. She meets Marta, from Chile, and Paola, from Italy, and mingles with artists, dancers, and performers… Back in Chicago, she holds onto a photo of herself with Marta and Paola, but swiftly loses touch with them. Decades later, she discovers a letter from Marta sent shortly after she’d left, suggesting they meet in Spain, ‘in case you’re still traveling.’ Corina speaks to Marta in her thoughts and gives the rundown of her life: divorced, remarried, two daughters. Cisneros’s language and rhythm of her prose reverberate with Corina’s longing for her youth and unfulfilled promise. The author’s fans will treasure this.” - Publishers Weekly.
Sandra Cisneros’ many other books include A House of My Own, My Wicked Wicked Ways, The House on Mango Street, La Casa en Mango Street, Caramelo, and Woman Hollering Creek.
Joining Sandra Cisneros in conversation will be novelist, short story writer, and University of Arizona professor Manuel Muñoz. His books include the novel, What You See in the Dark, and the story collections, Zigzagger and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue.
Presented by The Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company.
Presentado por la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle y Elliott Bay Book Company.