Ballad of a Slopsucker: Stories (Paperback)

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A young widower visits Chich n Itz to honor his wife; family dynamics unravel at a child's birthday party; the lead singer of a high school metal band faces his dreaded tenth reunion; a serial killer believes he's been blessed by God to murder bicycle thieves--Alvarado Valdivia's debut collection of short stories ranges from dark to light and is written with a storyteller's skill and compassion. Based in Northern California and examining a variety of themes, including love, family, and masculinity, these stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826360571
ISBN-10: 0826360572
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2019
Pages: 168
Language: English