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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Twist and Shout Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Twist and Shout Summary

During the summer of 1967 the Beatles are drowning out the salsa music in the building where the girl lives. One day the lure of the music in the apartment upstairs is too great, and the minute her mother leaves the girl forgets the kidney beans cooking on the stove and rushes upstairs to join the party. She encounters Manny, the dangerous boy who all the girls love. Manny dances too rough with the girl, and she slips away from him, but not before she sees two girls kissing on the lips. Startled, the girl runs back downstairs to rescue the kidney beans from burning and herself from a scolding from her mother had dinner been ruined.

Twist and Shout Analysis

The rush to get through adolescence is pushing at the young girl and all the young people in the...

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