Ballad of a Slopsucker: Stories

Ballad of a Slopsucker: Stories

by Juan Alvarado Valdivia

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Overview

A young widower visits Chichén Itzá to honor his wife; family dynamics unravel at a child’s birthday party; the lead singer of a high school metal band faces his dreaded tenth reunion; a serial killer believes he’s been blessed by God to murder bicycle thieves—Alvarado Valdivia’s debut collection of short stories ranges from dark to light and is written with a storyteller’s skill and compassion. Based in Northern California and examining a variety of themes, including love, family, and masculinity, these stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826360588
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,045,342
File size: 754 KB

About the Author

Juan Alvarado Valdivia was born to Peruvian parents and raised in Fremont, California. He is the author of ¡Cancerlandia!: A Memoir (UNM Press).

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