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Achy Obejas writes stories about uprooted people. Some, like herself, are Latino immigrants and lesbians; others are men (gay and straight), people with AIDS, addicts, people living marginally, just surviving. As omniscient narrator to her characters lives, Obejas generously delves into her own memories of exile and alienation to tell stories about women and men who struggle for wholeness and love.

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Overview

Achy Obejas writes stories about uprooted people. Some, like herself, are Latino immigrants and lesbians; others are men (gay and straight), people with AIDS, addicts, people living marginally, just surviving. As omniscient narrator to her characters lives, Obejas generously delves into her own memories of exile and alienation to tell stories about women and men who struggle for wholeness and love.

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What People Are Saying

Dennis Cooper
Achy Obejas is an impeccable writer with a special gift for decoding interpersonal tensions and feelings. In these deceptively measured stories, the lives of lesbians and gay men acquires a meaning that transcends issues of sexual identity. In her hands, the world resonantes with an indelible wholeness. A fierce and significant new voice.
Julia Alvarez
A writer of gutsy humor and heart.
Luiz Rodriguez
Achy Obejas' stories pull you in: the ushakable images, the poetry, the living truth of her lived-in voice. And they push you out: more aware, maybe; sense is fraught, perhaps; but, if anything, more adjoined to the complexities of and depths of women, interaction, and love.
Oscar Hijuelos
An exciting collection -- eye-opening and insightful...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939416936
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    Kept it real

    This was the first time I read any work by Achy Obejas, and everytime I finished one of her short stories I turned to the back of the book where he picture sits, and stared at it through a different lens than when I first started reading the book. It was a short and concise piece, but she kept it real all the way!!

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