The Faith Healer Of Olive Avenue

Author: Manuel Munoz
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616201061
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The Faith Healer Of Olive Avenue. Manuel Munoz's dazzling collection is set in a Mexican-American neighborhood in central California-a place where misunderstandings and secrets shape people's lives. From a set of triplets with three distinct fates to a father who places his hope-and life savings-in the hands of a faith healer, the characters in these stories cross paths in unexpected ways. As they do, they reveal a community that is both embracing and unforgiving, and they discover a truth about the nature of home: you always live with its history. Munoz is an explosive new talent who joins the ranks of such acclaimed authors as Junot Diaz and Daniel Alarcon.

The Faith Healer Of Olive Avenue

Author: Manuel Muñoz
Publisher: Salt Publishing
ISBN: 9781844714742
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The Faith Healer Of Olive Avenue. Manuel Muñoz's dazzling second collection finds the author returning, once again, to the small towns of California's Central Valley. Set in a neighborhood with characters whose lives often intersect with each other, The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue offers ten stories about a wide range of lives: a mother coping with a mortally injured son after his motorcycle accident; a single father returning from San Francisco and attempting a reconciliation with an estranged sister; a young woman trying to provide safe haven to her cousin fleeing a vicious boyfriend; and a teenager who sees himself in the trials of the town's most-gossiped-about resident. How these characters cross paths reveal a neighborhood shaped by misunderstandings and long-held secrets, and show how a community can be both embracing and unforgiving, revealing a truth about the nature of home: you always live with its history.Stories from The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue were previously published in Epoch, Glimmer Train (marking Manuel's third appearance in this literary journal), Rush Hour, and Swink. His work has appeared in many other journals, including The Massachusetts Review, The Colorado Review, Boston Review, and Puerto del Sol, and has also been broadcast on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts.

What You See In The Dark

Author: Manuel Munoz
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616201452
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What You See In The Dark. The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made Psycho—frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups—Mun~oz’s re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters’ private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.

Zigzagger

Author: Manuel Munoz
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810120992
Size: 62.84 MB
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Zigzagger. A first collection of stories, mainly set in California's Central Valley, depicts the struggles of characters against their physical and personal surroundings and follows in the title story the experiences of a teenage boy who learns the consequences of succumbing to the lure of a town outsider. Simultaneous. A first collection. (Story Collection)

The Forbidden Stories Of Marta Veneranda

Author: Sonia Rivera-Valdés
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583220474
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The Forbidden Stories Of Marta Veneranda. Eight interconnected stories show characters struggling to maintain the line between Anglo and diverse Latino cultures in the midst of New York City.

Identity Lessons

Author: Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101144176
Size: 31.93 MB
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Identity Lessons. In stories and poems that explore how our society shapes us, Identity Lessons features a wide array of ethnic perspectives on growing up in America. Leading the reader into the living-rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and movie houses of America, distinguished writers from all points of the American ethnic landscape shed light on the space between conformity and difference, and examine the struggle between the need to belong and the pull of one's cultural roots. With insight, wit, and poignancy, the contributors to this anthology recall their attempts to reconcile family from the old country with the powerful messages about race, gender and class confronting them in their new surroundings. A collection of superb and moving writing, Identity Lessons deconstructs conceptions of personal and national identity, and forms an indispensable primer for understanding our cultural selves.

Honey Blonde Chica

Author: Michele Serros
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439116104
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Honey Blonde Chica. Evie Gomez is one chill chica. She and best friend Raquel hang with the Flojos, a kick-back crew named for their designer flip-flops. And their habit of doing absolutely nothing. But the return of long-lost amiga mejor Dee Dee wrecks Evie and Raquel's Flojo flow. A few years in Mexico City have transformed their shy, skinny, brunette Dee Dee into a Sangro nightmare. Dee Dee has reinvented herself as "Dela," complete with tight designer threads, freaky blue contacts, and that signature blonde hair. When Raquel wants precisely nada to do with the new Dela, Evie finds herself caught between two very different friends. At heart, is Evie a Cali-casual Flojo chick or a sexy Sangro diva? How's a chica to choose?

Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul

Author: Bryan Allen Fierro
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816532753
Size: 40.97 MB
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Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul. "A collection of short stories from the skirt edge of Latino Los Angeles, revealing the space between stereotypes"--Provided by publisher.

Faith Healer

Author: Brian Friel
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057130074X
Size: 67.56 MB
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Faith Healer. One of the masterpieces of Ireland's greatest living playwright, Faith Healer weaves together the stories of a travelling healer, his wife and his manager. From their different versions of the healer's performances and a terrible event at the centre of the drama, Friel creates a powerful and haunting work of art.

The Near Northwest Side Story

Author: Gina Perez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520936416
Size: 31.70 MB
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The Near Northwest Side Story. In The Near Northwest Side Story, Gina M. Pérez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico—two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. Pérez's masterful blend of history and ethnography explores the multiple and gendered reasons for migration, why people maintain transnational connections with distant communities, and how poor and working-class Puerto Ricans work to build meaningful communities. Pérez traces the changing ways that Puerto Ricans have experienced poverty, displacement, and discrimination and illustrates how they imagine and build extended families and dense social networks that link San Sebastian to barrios in Chicago. She includes an incisive analysis of the role of the state in shaping migration through such projects as the Chardon Plan, Operation Bootstrap, and the Chicago Experiment. The Near Northwest Side Story provides a unique window on the many strategies people use to resist the negative consequences of globalization, economic development, and gentrification.