Gulf Dreams

Gulf Dreams

by Emma Pérez

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Gulf Dreams is the story of a Chicana who comes of age in a racist, rural Texas town. Through memory, the protagonist reexamines her unresolved obsessive love for a young woman, her best friend since childhood. "A powerful, gripping, and disturbing story of passion and betrayal, survival and vengeance, compulsion and resilience, told in arresting images and fragmented, dreamlike narrative"—Teresa de Lauretis, professor of History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz. "This amalgam of life history, creative nonfiction, psychoanalytic treatise and fictionalized memoirs is a welcome addition to queer literature"—Gloria Anzaldua, author of Borderlands/La Frontera.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939904164
Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,009,426
File size: 505 KB

About the Author

Born in El Campo, Texas, Emma Pérez has published essays in history and feminist theory as well as The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History. Her novel, Gulf Dreams, was first published in 1996 and was considered to be one of the first Chicana lesbian novels in print. Pérez earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Los Angeles. In fall 2003, she joined the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her most recent novel, Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, (University of Texas Press, 2009) is a Chicana lesbian western that challenges white-male-centered westerns and was awarded the Christopher Isherwood Fiction Writing Grant in December 2009.

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