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I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat

I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat

by Christopher Gonzalez

Narrated by Christian Barillas, Tony Chiroldes, Anthony Medina

Unabridged — 2 hours, 48 minutes

Christopher Gonzalez
I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat

I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat

by Christopher Gonzalez

Narrated by Christian Barillas, Tony Chiroldes, Anthony Medina

Unabridged — 2 hours, 48 minutes

Christopher Gonzalez

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Overview

Long nights, empty stomachs, and impulsive cravings haunt these stories. A college grad reunites with a high-school crush when invited to his bachelor party, a lonely cat-sitter wreaks havoc on his friends' apartment, happy-hour french fries leave more than grease on lips and fingers, and, squeezed into a diner booth, one man eats past his limit for the sake of friendship. Exploring the lives of bisexual and gay Puerto Rican men, these fifteen stories show a vulnerable, intimate world of yearning and desire. The stars of these narratives linger between living their truest selves and remaining in the wings, embarking on a journey of self-discovery to satisfy their hunger for companionship and belonging.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 10/04/2021

Gonzalez’s debut collection crackles with humor and tension in brilliantly crafted stories about food and relationships. In “Packed White Spaces,” the narrator forces himself to attend a party with former college friends where the white hosts celebrate their wealth by showing off their new washer and dryer. The narrator feels self-conscious, misses his ex-girlfriend, and muses, “Does Money have the power to stave off weight gain from fast-food dinners or... diabetes?” In “A Mountain of Invertebrate,” Austin orders a seafood dish with portions to share, despite knowing his date, Jorge, doesn’t like it. Watching Austin eat, Jorge thinks about all the leftovers Austin leaves in his fridge, which he dutifully consumes because “he was raised to be a garbage disposal.” In “Little Moves,” Felix, who is bisexual, ponders what to do with the ashes of his recently deceased sister, Vanessa, who willed him diet books and disapproved of his dating men. He meets with his younger sister, Julisa, for guidance, thinking she might have insight after having cremated her dog, and the story ends with a surprisingly touching memory of Vanessa. Throughout, Gonzalez works multiple registers, creating rich, compressed portraits of his characters. This is as poignant as it is hilarious. (Dec.)

From the Publisher

"With these stories of dance floors and Lyft rides, of afterparty bodega sandwiches, of self-loathing mixed with shocking vulnerability, topped off by moments of self-discovery, Christopher Gonzalez’s writing will feed you." —Tomas Moniz, author of Big Familia

 


"The stories in I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat are funny, tender, beautiful, and vulnerable. It is a collection that you immediately melt into as Gonzalez' gift is in the way he lures you in with the intimacy and sincerity of his voice. This collection is so important as it represents queer, specifically bi, yearning from a male perspective without the trappings of toxic masculinity and shows the depth and breadth of human emotions and the ways in which love, lonliness, and longing are complicated by self doubt. Everyone should read this collection!" —Tyrese Coleman, author of How to Sit

"Christopher Gonzalez is a wholly original voice and this book is a treasure, crackling with real and important feelings. The stories of I I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat are funny, sharp and heartbreaking – and full of an enormous amount of hope." —Jami Attenberg, Author of All This Could Be Yours

"Gonzalez’s debut collection crackles with humor and tension in brilliantly crafted stories about food and relationships. Throughout, Gonzalez works multiple registers, creating rich, compressed portraits of his characters. This is as poignant as it is hilarious." —Publishers Weekly

"Gonzalez’s first story collection, which can be read in a single sitting, features bisexual and gay Puerto Rican protagonists and narrators. Food is compellingly centered in the lives of these queer characters to provocative effect." —Emily Dziuban, Booklist

"Gonzalez does such an excellent job showing readers tender, kind, humorous, and vulnerable moments within these 15 stories, depicting emotions that aren't often witnessed. I will think about this collection forever." —Real Simple

"This debut collection moves seamlessly between diners, bedrooms and bachelor parties as its mostly bisexual Puerto Rican narrators indulge in moments of desire, shame and grief. Food is ever abundant — lobster meat, platters of fries, mushy vegan recipes — but what really holds these stories together is a singular, unapologetic voice." —New York Times

Product Details

BN ID: 2940172873980
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 05/27/2022
Edition description: Unabridged

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