The House on Mango Street Chapter 42 - Alicia & I Talking on Edna's Steps
Esperanza's friend, Alicia, is from Guadalajara, Mexico, and always speaks about returning home. Esperanza feels like she has no home and refuses to claim Mango Street and the house (of which she is ashamed) as her home. Alicia also informs her that she is Mango Street and that she will return to it one day. Esperanza never wants to return until someone fixes it. They both joke that the mayor will make Mango Street better.