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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - The Story of My Body Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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The Story of My Body Summary

In Puerto Rico, the girl is considered white but in America she is brown, and she is in the minority no matter which country she's in. A skinny girl, but beautiful, she learns to adapt until a horrible bout with the chicken pox leaves her badly scarred for life. That's when she decides to become invisible.

Despite the girl's feeling of invisibility, her color still matters to those around her. She remembers the heat of the scrutiny she would get when her mother sent her to the corner grocery store. The three Italian brothers who owned the store would watch her and try to move her in and out as quickly as possible as if she were going to steal from them. The girl lingered a bit too long one day after eyeing the Susie...

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