Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-3 Summary

The story begins with the narrator staring at a picture above her father's bed. It is a picture of when they were little and in Acapulco. She is absent, and it introduces her feelings of being ignored in the family. The family always made an annual trip to Mexico to the Awful grandmother's house on Destiny street in Mexico City. The narrator remembers a given year when the entire extended family took the trip together at the grandmother's request. She said it was safer this way, because if anything happened to one of the brother's then another brother would see and they could help each other out along the way. It is Uncle Fat Face and his family, Uncle Baby, and his family, and her own Father, whom they all call el Tarzan, and his family. The three brother's all work together at a furniture...

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