Into the Beautiful North


Luis Alberto Urrea

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Into the Beautiful North Symbols


The postcard that Don Pepe sent Nayeli and her mother several years ago symbolizes Nayeli’s idealism and impending disappointment. The photo on the card is a scared-looking turkey in a cornfield, and the message on…

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Rigoberto's Teapot

When Rigoberto offers Tacho breakfast, he serves tea in a glass teapot, which symbolizes an ideal world that can be viewed but not inhabited. The puck of tealeaves expands to create a beautiful, miniature garden…

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