One of todays preeminent Latina authors talks about the period in her life when she left her family in Brooklyn at age 21 to live with an older, more worldly man. Through their troubled relationship, she explores racism, sexism, feminism, and the value of education.


  • Esmeralda Santiago author of two other memoirs, "When I was Puerto Rican" and "Almost a Woman" and the novel, "America's Dream."

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