Black Blossoms

Black Blossoms

by Rigoberto Gonzalez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 193553615X

ISBN-13: 2901935536153

Pub. Date: 11/28/2011

Publisher: University Press of New England

Black Blossoms offers a sustained exploration into the private lives of working class women of color and their difficult journeys. In surreal fairytales and magical biographies, Black Blossoms travels the U.S. and abroad: a daughter in Baja California tends to her sick father and watches for “the prince in his storybook tights”; “The Unsung

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Black Blossoms offers a sustained exploration into the private lives of working class women of color and their difficult journeys. In surreal fairytales and magical biographies, Black Blossoms travels the U.S. and abroad: a daughter in Baja California tends to her sick father and watches for “the prince in his storybook tights”; “The Unsung Story of the Invisible Woman” in Phoenix, Arizona; the infamous New England spinster Lizzie Borden. A follow-up to Gonzalez’s Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (which recounted male lives), Black Blossoms interweaves sex, death and violence: the tragedies of loving and losing.

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ISBN-13:
2901935536153
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MUNDO DE MUJERES
Weimar
Black Blossoms
Mise-en-scène
The Unsung Story of the Invisible Woman
Weeping Icons
Blizzard
Dead Woman’s Jewelry at an Estate Sale
The Ballad of Lucila la Luciérnaga
The Girl with No Hands
The Beauty of Guanajuato
Thinking of Stones
Flor de Muerto, Flor de Fuego
Widow
PART TWO: FLOREO
Frida’s Wound
Floriuno: Orquídeas
Floridós: Cruz de Sal
Floritrés: Santuario
Floricuatro: Baby’s Breath
Floricinco: Doppelgänger
Floriséis: Sleeping Murders
Florisiete: Fear of Shadow Puppets
Floriocho: Los Disfraces de Frida
Florinueve: Death by Morning Glory
PART THREE: FLORIDEZ
Vespertine
PART FOUR: THE MORTICIAN POEMS
The Mortician’s Scar
The Mortician’s Bride Says I’m Yours
The Mortician’s Mother-in-Law Says Goodbye
The Mortician’s Daughter Dies Each Night
The Mortician’s Mother Returns
The Mortician’s Goddaughter Versed in Lust

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