Cabañuelas, a novel
Norma Elía Cantú · Novela · 282pp  · University of New Mexico Press · 2019

Nena leaves Laredo, Texas, and moves to Madrid, Spain, to research the historical roots of traditional fiestas in Laredo. Immersing herself in post-Franco Spain and its rich history, its food, music, and fiestas Nena finds herself falling for Paco, a Spaniard who works in publishing. Nena's research and experiences teach her about who she is, where she comes from, and what is important to her, but as her work comes to a close, Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return.

"A personal almanac that crosses borders of genres, a testimonio/novela, a compendium of folklore, a collection of snapshots, an unlynching a rope loosened from the throat of history, a telling, a woman reclaiming a private geography from that multiplicity of geographies--la frontera, from un pedacito de tierra that is home." —Sandra Cisneros

"In Cabañuelas, both author and protagonist are ethnographers, co-weaving a story rich in descriptions of folklore, architecture, landscape, relationships, and academia while telling a transtemporal and transcontinental story of self-affirmation against the historical backdrops and center-stage landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States." —Larissa M. Mercado-López


Norma Elía Cantú

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Aunque nacida en México, Norma Elía Cantú, ha hecho una vida en los Estados Unidos y una de las representantes más importantes de las letras mexicano-americanas e hispanas. Con un doctorado en Literatura Inglesa es Profesora Distinguida Norine R. y T. Frank Murchison de la Universidad Trinity en San Antonio; es narradora y poeta con una obra que ha ganado numerosos y distinguidos premios. Alguno de estos son: Elvira Cordero de Cisneros Macondo Foundation Award (2010), Exceptional Texas Woman, otorgado por Veteran Feminists of America (2010), Beca Nebrija de ...