Cabañuelas: A Novel
Nena leaves Laredo, Texas, and moves to Madrid, Spain, to research the historical roots of traditional fiestas in Laredo. Immersing herself in post-Franco Spain and its rich history, its food, music, and fiestas, Nena finds herself falling for Paco, a Spaniard who works in publishing. Nena's research and experiences teach her about who she is, where she comes from, and what is important to her, but as her work comes to a close, Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return.
University of New Mexico Press
novel, Laredo, Texas, Madrid, Spain, post-Franco Spain, Hispanic, American, historical fiction
Arts and Humanities | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
Cantú, N. E. (2019). Cabañuelas: A novel.