The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin Summary & Analysis

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Meme's house has a downstairs apartment that his family rents out to a family from Puerto Rico. Louie is the oldest in a family of all girls, and although Louie is really Esperanza's brother's friend, she still likes to spend time with him. Louie has a female cousin named Marin, who sells Avon makeup, paints her face with it, and stands waiting in the doorway all day long singing songs. Louie has another cousin who visits them one afternoon in a brand new yellow Cadillac. He arrives and tells everyone to hop in the car. Esperanza loves the soft seats and spacious back of the car, and she wonders where he got the car. Suddenly, they hear a siren and Louie's cousin tells everyone to get out of the car quickly. He speeds away down...

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