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Author Fragoza, Carribean, author.

Title Eat the mouth that feeds you / by Carribean Fragoza.

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F FRAGOZA CARRIBEAN    Check Shelf
Description 126 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Lumberjack mom -- The vicious ladies -- Eat the mouth that feeds you -- Mysterious bodies -- Crystal palace -- Tortillas burning -- Sábado Gigante -- Ini y Fati -- New fire songs -- Me muero.
Summary "This stunningly original collection of stories illuminates a spectrum of Latinx, Chicanx, and immigrant women's voices. In confrontations with fraught matrilineal lines, absent or abusive fathers, and the effects of historical violence, these women and girls navigate a male-dominated world where they rely on a resilient mujer network to get them through sometimes supernatural obstacles. In visceral, embodied prose, Fragoza's imperfect characters are drawn with an authentic, sympathetic tenderness as they struggle against circumstances and conditions designed to defeat them. A young woman returns home from college, only to pick up exactly where she left off: a smart girl in a rundown town with no future. A mother reflects on the pain and pleasures of being inexorably consumed by her small daughter, whose penchant for ingesting grandma's letters has extended to taking bites of her actual flesh. A brother and sister watch anxiously as their distraught mother takes an ax to their old furniture, and then to the backyard fence, until finally she attacks the family's beloved lime tree. Victories are excavated from the rubble of personal hardship, and women's wisdom is brutally forged from the violence of history that continues to unfold on both sides of the US-Mexico border"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Latin Americans -- United States -- Fiction.
Hispanic American women -- Fiction.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction.
Hispanic American women. (OCoLC)fst00957475
Latin Americans. (OCoLC)fst00993069
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region. (OCoLC)fst01239966
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780872868335 paperback
0872868338 paperback
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