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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Letter from a Caribbean Island Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Letter from a Caribbean Island Summary

Marina writes to her friend Ellen of an old man she watches everyday from her beach cabin. Marina is recovering from the death of her baby, and she has come to this place to recuperate. The old man sketches and sculpts by day and sits at the water's edge at night to watch for the dolphins. One night he screams with joy, runs into the water and rides one of the dolphins. His body is never found. The authorities believe the creatures must have been sharks, not dolphins, but Marina says she saw them herself and heard them sing. Marina says that for the first time in a long time she knows that she will heal.

Letter from a Caribbean Island Analysis

The grieving young woman has watched the eccentric old man go about his...

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