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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Dear Joaquin Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Dear Joaquin Summary

Olga has been banished from Puerto Rico to New York after her mother found her with her lover, Joaquin, on the beach. Olga's life now is cold and gray, and she drinks their favorite wine and writes Joaquin letters to which he has not responded in the ten months that she has been gone. She tells him of her undying love for him and begs him to come to her and ignore Rosaura, who she suspects has bewitched him. If he can't come, Olga asks him to at least write to remind her of what the sun feels like on one's skin in November.

Dear Joaquin Analysis

Olga is living in a bleak situation, spurned by the man who has caused her banishment. Joaquin's lack of communication doesn't deter Olga from writing to him every day in hopes of getting between...

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