By Ana Castillo

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385470803, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 1994


In Sapogonia, edited and revised for its Anchor publication, Ana Castillo confronts the complex issues of race and identity facing those of mixed heritage through the struggles of M&#225ximo Madrigal, an expatriate of Sapogonia, the metaphorical homeleand of all mestizos. Subtly political, it demonstrates how warring blood within a single body resists any peaceful resolution.

About the Author
Ana Castillo is the author of a collection of poetry and four novels, the most recent of which is The Guardians. She lives in her hometown of Chicago, with her son Marcel.

Praise For Sapogonia

"A complex, engaging novel...Sapogonia will establish Castillo as one of our finest Chicana novelists." --Rudolfo Anaya

"A writer with enormous integrity, [Castillo is blessed with common sense and lyric sense, the very rarest of gifts." --Clarissa Pinkola Est