Fight Like a Man Other Stories We Tell Our Children

Fight Like a Man Other Stories We Tell Our Children➭ Fight Like a Man Other Stories We Tell Our Children Read ➵ Author Christine Granados – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Winner of the 2018 NACCS Tejas Foco Fiction Book AwardWinner of the 2017 Writers' League of Texas Fiction Discovery Prize Life in the parched landscape of El Paso is the setting for this book of stori Winner of the a Man Epub Þ NACCS Tejas Foco Fiction Book AwardWinner of Fight Like PDF or the Writers' League of Texas Fiction Discovery Prize Life in the Like a Man ePUB ´ parched landscape of El Paso is the setting for this book of Like a Man Other Stories eBook Ï stories about people navigating their way through dysfunctional lives with the help of friends and family people like Monca Montoya a housewife and mother whose affair leaves her pregnant causing her to revisit the legacy of her father a man who maintained two separate families on either side of the Mexican American border In spite of their bad choices the characters in this collection never give up. SHORT STORIESChristine GranadosFight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our ChildrenUniversity of New Mexico PressPaperback 978 0 8263 5792 2 also available as an e book 192 pgs 1995March 1 2017 “Normal? ¿Normal? ¿ue es normal?” Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children is reporter Christine Granados’s first collection of short fiction comprising seven stories and the eponymous novella Many of these stories were previously published in such literary journals as Huizache Magazine and Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas This is a strong collection mostly set in El Paso Texas featuring working class characters both Anglo and Latin chafing against the freuently uncomfortable ties that bindThe novella Fight Like a Man is a standout Moníca is middle aged married with two teenagers when she discovers herself pregnant by her younger lover As she debates her options Moníca and her half sister must decide what to do with the ashes of their father long deceased who had two families—one in Juárez and another in El Paso Moníca is like her father than she’d like to admit and so is her lover It’s complicated Granados finds humor amidst grief in “Addressed” Carmen must call family and friends to break the news of her mother’s death Paging through her mother’s address book she finds her Aunt Vanessa listed under “T” for tía her former stepfather listed under “C” for cabrón “Stupids” is a lesson in why Texas schools need MAS and I’d like to nominate “Good Father” in a fantastic first line competition “Opening day in Alamo City’s freshly raked baseball field started with all the fanfare and cattiness of New York’s fashion week” Another standout is “Shelf Life” Trini Lopez is a single mother with a thirteen year old daughter who she believes “wastes too much of her life on dusty worn and dog eared books” Her daughter wants shelves so she’ll have somewhere to put her books but Trini claims not to have the money to spend on bookshelves As she upbraids her daughter Trini points with her manicured nails and her gold bangles slide up and down her forearms So much is packed into these six pages Small deftly observed details “sand puddles against the curb” anchor you in a particular place El Paso is a presence as is Juárez the Kentucky Club San Elizario the Franklin Mountains Western Playland and the seamless mix of English and Spanish is a pleasure further evoking la frontera The population has taken the two worlds they straddle and constructed a third Polished yet raw Fight Like a Man is about intimate intricate human relationships in all their complex motivations and emotional nuance and how we tend to prefer the devil we knowOriginally published in Lone Star Literary Life A novella and a collection of sparse short stories reminiscent of Bonnie Jo Campbell's American Salvage but incorporating the parched El Paso borderlands too Really enjoyed the novela a middle aged woman struggles with monogamy while trying to raise a family and also cope with her own deceased father's infidelities Great dialogue fast paced and an unexpected resolution of sorts Totally jam I loved the Chicanx English and Juarez Spanish codeswitching Terms like Fracciones have very diff meaning in other parts of the worldThe flash had a great sense of setting and snappy dialogue but felt like a packed bomb without the fuse ever being set off The stories seemed to end before I could get hooked Christine Granados visited Val Verde County Library's Books for Lunch April 27 2017

Fight Like a Man Other Stories We Tell Our Children MOBI
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Fight Like a Man Other Stories We Tell Our Children
  • Christine Granados
  • 02 April 2016
  • 9780826357922