184 pp. | paper | $16.00
184 pp. | cloth | $26.00
Clásicos Chicanos/ Chicano Classics #9
this updated and expanded collection of interrelated stories, Portillo
Trambley dares again to create a new vision for Chicanas. Through
bold acts they gain freedom, like Clotilde in "The
Paris Gown," who descends naked to greet the guests
at her betrothal party and so escapes her impending arranged marriage.
In a hostile world such women find hope and the strength to begin
healing themselves and their community.
Trambley weaves the fabric of joy and sorrow, life and death from
the richly hued strands of her characters' lives. . . . A welcome
addition to the growing volume of Latino literature in the U.S."