Igloo among palms

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University of Iowa Press, Nov 1, 1994 - Fiction - 131 pages
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The stories in this prize-winning volume are set in fictional towns, along highways, and in industries on either edge of the Mexico-California border. The author uses memory and imagination to transform these scenes into a defamiliarized frontera, a region of subtle misplacements and cultural contretemps. In these engaging and extremely human stories, gringos move south and Mexicans move north in a search for growth and difference but find that the border is much more fluid, much harder to definitively cross, than they imagined.

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Igloo among Palms
Thing One and Thing Two
Liquid Fricative Glide

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