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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Corazon's Café Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Corazon's Café Summary

Corazon sits in her store and wonders what she will do now that Manuel is dead. Looking around her, Corazon can see his touch on everything in the store and how it was arranged to his satisfaction, and her mind drifts to the first time she met him back on the island. Manuel had waited on her at the store where she was buying rum for her father, and she was touched by his beauty and by the fact that he didn't know he was so handsome.

Corazon is a girl starved for affection. Her mother died a few years before and her father is always drunk or angry, and he avoids both his daughters. Corazon was the assertive one in the courtship, and she married Manuel and moved into the house he shared with his mother. The three of them...

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