Functional Families

Functional Families

by Taylor García
Functional Families

Functional Families

by Taylor García


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As your family is bright, so is it dark. Sure, the love and laughter of family lingers in your heart, yet it's the secrets, pranks, and punishments that haunt your soul. The mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons in Functional Families all seek only love to cure their familial ills, but they often go about it in strange ways. To come to terms with his father's past and encroaching dementia, Reynold Vasquez takes his father out for one last fancy dinner in "Bird Dog," while in "Bat Out of Hell," Margaret abandons her mother at a Tijuana gas station hoping to move on with her life. In "My First War," young cadet Gilbert Fernandez goes AWOL from a pretend battlefield to be with his pregnant girlfriend on the verge of an abortion, and in "Wheel of Fortune," Hillary Clinton visits a homegirl fortune teller in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the end, these disparate souls resolve their desperate actions to return to their nuclei, the only places they can call home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950730872
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 1,151,621
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Taylor García is the author of the novel Slip Soul, and several short stories and essays. He also writes the weekly column, "Father Time" at the Good Men Project, and holds an MFA from Pacific University Oregon. García is a multi-generational Neomexicano originally from Santa Fé, New Mexico now living in Southern California with his wife and children.
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