Here's to you, Jesusa!
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Based on the life of Josefina Borquez, a working-class woman whose difficult life spanned some of the seminal events in early 20th century Mexican history. Poniatowska's Jesusa is a tough, coarse-mouthed, cantankerous character who pushes contradiction to its limits. (Fiction)