Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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A character in “There Was a Man, There Was a Woman,” an unnamed woman who goes to the Friendly Spot Bar every payday and drinks with the hopes of summoning the words to describe how she feels. Unfortunately, this woman’s paydays don’t align with the lonely man’s paydays, and so she—like him—goes home lonesome and depressed, looking up at the moon and weeping.
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A Woman Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character A Woman appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
There Was a Man, There Was a Woman
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
This piece tells the story of a man and a woman who don’t know each other even though they live very similar lives. The man gets... (full context)
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
At night when the moon rises, the woman lifts her eyes to it and cries. At home in bed, the man stares up... (full context)