"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
* * * *
Esperanza's family has lived in 3 different places that she can remember before the House on Mango Street. For every time her mother has another child the family needs a larger living space and they move.
Although, her parents dream of winning the lottery & buying the house of their dreams, they will never realize their dream.
The book is made up of 46 intertwined short stories about life in the House on Mango Street: we meet Esperanza's family, neighbors & neighbors' families/relatives. She describes life in a typical Chicago Latino Barrio/neighborhood.
The stories are well written and maintain a true to life voice. I am happy to have the opportunity to re-read this book.