Advanced Praise for GIVE IT TO ME

“From the moment I read Women are not Roses by Ana Castillo in 1984 I knew she was a writer who would always reach inside her readers and squeeze until we were breathless. Years later Castillo has not let go. In her new novel, Give It To Me, Castillo delivers a story that is both tawdry and transcendent. Her main character, Palma Piedras, is a survivor whether facing an icy grandmother, a domineering suitor or sexy con artist. She careens from Chicago to Albuquerque to Los Angeles, and from bed to bed, barely able to keep up with her own appetites. The sense of contemporary rootlessness chafes against deeply rooted Mexican-American culture creating a raw friction unlike any other story out there.”
—Jewelle Gomez, The Gilda Stories

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