Little Nation and Other Stories: A noteworthy collection with focuses on key Chicano themes – #fiction #bookreview

 Little Nation and Other Stories Alejandro Morales Translated from the Spanish by Adam Spires Arte Público Press – paperback At least four key themes infuse the well-written short stories in this important collection: identity, injustice, marginalization, and the Chicano community’s seemingly endless search for space it can comfortably call “home.” The stories’ author, Alejandro Morales, … Continue reading Little Nation and Other Stories: A noteworthy collection with focuses on key Chicano themes – #fiction #bookreview

KLAIL CITY / KLAIL CITY y sus alrededores – 1st bilingual edition of the 2nd novel in the famed ‘Klail City Death Trip’ series – #bookreview

  Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores Rolando Hinojosa (Arte Público – paperback)   Problems involving race relations and immigration never go away in the United States. Sometimes, they boil over in big, violent ways that bring them back to the headlines, spotlights and TV screens — until something else happens that shifts … Continue reading KLAIL CITY / KLAIL CITY y sus alrededores – 1st bilingual edition of the 2nd novel in the famed ‘Klail City Death Trip’ series – #bookreview

Muerte en una estrella – Shooting Star: An excellent, disturbing novel in first English translation – #fiction #bookreview

    Muerte en Una Estrella – Shooting Star Sergio D. Elizondo English Translation by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatriz Pita (Arte Público Press – paperback) Available for the first time in English, this excellent and troubling bilingual novel imagines the dying thoughts of two Mexican youths after they were shot by Austin police in March, … Continue reading Muerte en una estrella – Shooting Star: An excellent, disturbing novel in first English translation – #fiction #bookreview

The Valley – Estampas del valle: Now in bilingual paperback for the first time – #bookreview

The Valley / Estampas del valle Rolando Hinojosa (Arte Público Press – paperback) The long-turbulent Texas-Mexico border is in the news once again. So this is a timely moment to introduce or reintroduce readers to the famed Klail City Death Trip Series, fifteen books written by Rolando Hinojosa. The series is in a mythical Texas county on … Continue reading The Valley – Estampas del valle: Now in bilingual paperback for the first time – #bookreview