A journalist describes her efforts to come to terms with her dual heritage as a Hispanic American and offers a portrait of her family members, including her talented American mother and her brilliant Peruvian father.
This memoirist recollects her Peruvian childhood in the 1950s as the daughter of an interracial, Peruvian-American marriage. Here she details the pull of both traditions, sharing the identity crisis she experienced as she moved among the two communities. This volume was nominated for the 2001 National Book Award.
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Biography + Autobiography