Hotel Ju�rez Stories, Rooms and Loops

ISBN-10: 1558857680
ISBN-13: 9781558857681
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Description: In this collection of short and flash fiction, Daniel Chac�n examines peoples interactions with each other, the impact of identity and the importance of literature, art and music. In one story, a girl remembers her father, who taught her to love  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 3/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

In this collection of short and flash fiction, Daniel Chac�n examines peoples interactions with each other, the impact of identity and the importance of literature, art and music. In one story, a girl remembers her father, who taught her to love books and libraries. "A book can whisper at you, call at you from the shelves. Sometimes a book can find you . Seek you out and ask you to come and play," he told her. Years later, she finds herself pulling an assortment from the shelves, randomly reading passages from different books and entering into the landscapes as if each book were a wormhole. Somehow one excerpt seems to be a continuation of another, connecting in the way that birds do when they fly from a tree to the roof of a house, making "an idea, a connection, a tree-house., Misconceptions about people, the responsibility of the artist and conflicts about identity pepper these stories that take place in the U.S. and abroad. In "Mais, Je Suis Chicano," a Mexican American living in Paris identifies himself as Chicano, rather than American. "Its not my fault I was born on the U.S. side of the border," he tells a French Moroccan woman when she discovers that he really is American, a word she says "as if it could be replaced with murderer or child molester ." Many of the stories are very short and contain images that flash in the readers mind, loop back and connect to earlier ones. Other stories are longer, like rooms, into which Chac�n invites the reader to enter, look around and hang out. And some are more traditional. But whether short or long, conventional or experimental, the people in these pieces confront issues of imagination and self. In "S�bado Gigante," a young boy who is "as big as a gorilla" must face his best friends disappointment that in spite of his size hes a terrible athlete, and even more confounding, he prefers playing dolls to baseball. Whether in Paris or Ciudad Ju�rez, Chac�n reveals his characters at their most vulnerable in these powerful and rewarding stories, anti-stories and loops.

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