Seagull Ratner Arias Associated Press
New York (AP) — In her new book, “Martita, I Remember You,” Sandra Cisneros feels like she has finally answered a long delinquent letter.
The author of the best-selling novella “The House of Mango Street” is back with his first fiction work in almost a decade, the story of memory and friendship, as well as the experience young women endure as immigrants around the world.
Inspired by Cisneros’ own time in Paris as a young and ambitious writer, Martina left the Mexican family in Chicago in Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin and many other inhabited cities. I am chasing Corina, a woman in her twenties who pursued a literary dream. I lived. During her short time there, she finds herself suffering from money, making friends with a bread-handling artist, and sleeping on a crowded floor with other immigrants.
Supporting her through it are the broken Argentines and Italians Martinta and Paola, as she did.
Over the years, the three spread across different continents, eventually losing contact, and Corina finds a series of old letters in her drawers, recalling the intense memories of the time.
“It started in a place of my own memory. The real Martina, the real Martinas, who influenced this story, met so many women in our lives and made friends with us. Well, I don’t have anything, Cisneros said in a recent interview with the Associated Press via Zoom from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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