By Adriana V. Lopez
For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old lady into maturity: it's kind of bat mitzvah with a touch of debutante ball, and loaded with a similar capability for hilarity and adolescent angst. during this unique anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, women and men alike, proportion their very own stories of those relocating and infrequently absurd extravaganzas—tales of that distinct type of familial humiliation that's borne of the easiest intentions, fierce love, and the infectious pleasure of oldsters eventually permitting their little woman to develop up.
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