Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Edited by Daniel A. Olivas. LATINOS IN LOTUSLAND brings to life Latino denizens of the Los Angeles area resulting in a complex and diverse group of characters: young and old, gay and straight, rich and poor, the newly arrived and the well established. We meet aggressive journalists, cement pourers, disaffected lovers, drunken folklorico dancers, successful curanderos, teenage slackers, aging artists, wrestling saints, aimless druggies, people made of paper, college students, and ...

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Overview

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Edited by Daniel A. Olivas. LATINOS IN LOTUSLAND brings to life Latino denizens of the Los Angeles area resulting in a complex and diverse group of characters: young and old, gay and straight, rich and poor, the newly arrived and the well established. We meet aggressive journalists, cement pourers, disaffected lovers, drunken folklorico dancers, successful curanderos, teenage slackers, aging artists, wrestling saints, aimless druggies, people made of paper, college students, and even a private detective in search of a presumed-dead gonzo writer. Setting for these stories range from East L.A. to Malibu, Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach to El Sereno. This anthology brings together established and newer writers who provide beautiful, powerful, and eloquent tales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931010474
  • Publisher: Bilingual Review/Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Kid Zopilote Mario Suarez Suarez, Mario 5

from the novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez John Rechy Rechy, John 12

The White Girl Luis Alberto Urrea Urrea, Luis Alberto 21

Tears on My Pillow Helena Maria Viramontes Viramontes, Helena Maria 24

Pitch 2506 Jorge Saralegui Saralegui, Jorge 29

Do You Know the Way to the Monkey House? Kathleen Alcala Alcala, Kathleen 43

A Long Story Cut Short Frederick Luis Aldama Aldama, Frederick Luis 48

The Stravinsky Riots Daniel Chacon Chacon, Daniel 51

Dodger Dog Jennifer Silva Redmond Redmond, Jennifer Silva 60

Dia de las Madres Rigoberto Gonzalez Gonzalez, Rigoberto 73

from the novel The People of Paper Salvador Plascencia Plascencia, Salvador 77

The True Story Kathleen De Azevedo De Azevedo, Kathleen 89

Driven Alex Espinoza Espinoza, Alex 98

Lana Turner Slept Here Sandra Ramos Ubriant Ubriant, Sandra Ramos 112

Clownpants Molina Stephen D. Gutierrez Gutierrez, Stephen D. 117

The 405 is Locked Down Manuel Ramos Ramos, Manuel 121

Act of Faith Estella Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estella 130

Gina and Max Michael Jaime-Becerra Jaime-Becerra, Michael 141

De Colores Melanie Gonzalez Gonzalez, Melanie 157

Ghetto Man Danny Romero Romero, Danny 160

The Last Time Melinda Palacio Palacio, Melinda 172

Daylight Dreams Victorio Barragan Barragan, Victorio 175

Cement God Conrad Romo Romo, Conrad 183

from the novel Drift Manuel Luis Martinez Martinez, Manuel Luis 186

Just Seven Minutes Wayne Rapp Rapp, Wayne 200

The Comeuppance of Lupe Rivera Manuel Munoz Munoz, Manuel 210

Los Dos Smileys Alvaro Huerta Huerta, Alvaro 218

Miss East L.A. Luis J. Rodidguez Rodidguez, Luis J. 222

from the novel Barrio on the EdgeAlejandro Morales Morales, Alejandro 242

Bender Daniel A. Olnas Olnas, Daniel A. 247

Sweet Time Lisa Alvarez Alvarez, Lisa 252

LAX Confidential Rudy Ch. Garcia Garcia, Rudy Ch. 268

Adriana Reyna Grande Grande, Reyna 277

from the novel Chicano Richard Vasquez Vasquez, Richard 286

Permissions and Source Acknowledgments 309

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