Ana Castillo is the author of the novels So Far From God, Peel My Love Like an Onion, The Guardians, and Give It to Me. In 2013 she received the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award from the American Studies Association for her essay The Real and True Meaning of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which appears as the afterword to this book.
Ana Castillo is immensely insightful in every sense of the word. Her work, anything and everything written by her . . . must be read if one is to gain understanding of the vast landscape of soul and life lived with vitality.--Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves
It is easy to accept traditions as a jail called Destiny, but you need courage to conquer your identity as a road to freedom. . . . Fighting for her past, fighting against her past, Ana Castillo helps clear a collective way out. This is a book of footprints.--Eduardo Galeano, author of Memory of Fire and We Say No