Long stories cut short : fictions from the borderlands
- Frederick Luis Aldama ; foreword by Ana María Shua ; illustrations by Mapache Studios ; cover art by Jaime Hernandez.
- English, Spanish. Text in English and Spanish.
- Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2017.
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- xvi, 190 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
- Camino del sol.
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- Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969- author.
Xbox videogamer cholo cyberpunks. Infants who read before they talk. Vatos locos, romancing abuelos, border crossers and border smugglers, transvestites, drug kingpins, Latina motorbike riders, philosophically musing tweens, and so much more. The stories in this dynamic bilingual prose-art collection touch on the universals of romance, family, migration and expulsion, and everyday life in all its zany configurations. Each glimpse into lives at every stage-from newborns and children to teens, young adults, and the elderly-further submerges readers in psychological ups and downs. In a world filled with racism, police brutality, poverty, and tensions between haves and have-nots, these flashes of fictional insight bring gleaming clarity to life lived where all sorts of borders meet and shift. Frederick Luis Aldama and graphic artists from Mapache Studios and illustrator Jaime Hernandez give shape to ugly truths in the most honest way, creating new perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about life in the borderlands of the Americas. Each bilingual prose-art fictional snapshot offers an unsentimentally complex glimpse into what it means to exist at the margins of society today. These unflinching and often brutal fictions crisscross spiritual, emotional, and physical borders as they give voice to all those whom society chooses not to see.
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