Elements: Short Stories
Elements, a wild ride through the barrios of East L.A.: two homeboys caught in a house burgling, a weirdo on the loose in Hollywood, a loner brooding on a drug deal, a fledgling writer cartwheeling across the landscape in his attempts for wholeness, falling down flat and getting up again in a series of stories displaying the confusions and angst, the joys and beauties of being Mexican American and being alive. Elements, a healthy addition to the growing family of Mexican American literature, a new voice, a fresh perspective, an appealing candor, a revealing look into the soul of the Mexican American neither barrio born and raised nor suburban weaned and teased, but a working-class product of two cultures vast and conflicting.
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Review: ElementsUser Review - MJ Nicholls - Goodreads
A collection of street-smart (says this pompous ass) stories with a remarkable flair for rhythm and beat. The stories here perform cartwheels, handstands and sly somersaults, sparkle with incendiary ... Read full review
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Fiction Collective 2 -- A Literary Alternative Since 1974
"Like rap and hip-hop, Elements is composed of concentric levels that build, self-comment, deconstruct and construct until we have a complex portrayal of a ...
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