We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories

We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories

by Achy Obejas

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ISBN-13: 9781573446990
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 392 KB

About the Author

Achy Obejas is also the author of We Came All the Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? and Days of Awe. She has won numerous writing awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and the 1996 Studs Terkel Journalism Award. She lives in Chicago. Memory Mambo "A writer of gutsy humor and heart." —Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies "The power and meaning of memory lie at the heart of Obejas's insightful and excellent second work of fiction. With prose so crisp it could pass for a biography." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "An exciting collection—eye opening and insightful." —Oscar Hijuelos

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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.

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.

Julia Alvarez

A writer of gutsy humor and heart.

Oscar Hijuelos

An exciting collection -- eye-opening and insightful...

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We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This : Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!