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Aquaboogie: A Novel in Stories

Straight, Susan

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ISBN 10: 091594359X / ISBN 13: 9780915943593
Editorial: Minneapolis, Minn., 1994
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Monroe Street Books (Middlebury, VT, Estados Unidos de America)

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195 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Wraps with slight edge wear. Otherwise, clean and tight copy. Record # 452020. N° de ref. de la librería 452020

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Título: Aquaboogie: A Novel in Stories

Editorial: Minneapolis, Minn.

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: None

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Straight writes with tenderness and insight about the lives of people from the Westside, a black neighborhood in a large southern California city--but it isn't the California everyone knows or thinks they know.

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An astute, bracing debut short-fiction collection by a white woman residing in a largely black neighborhood in Riverside, Calif., this sings of the brief happy moments and ever-looming tragedies and defeats in the lives of discretely voiced blacks chorusing here in dialect. Aspiring artist Nacho scrubs the scuzzy hallways and bathrooms of the University of Massachusetts so he can take art courses for free; before he departs for home, he spreads puddles of tenacious paint to retaliate for insults of white co-workers. Back in Rio Seco, a disoriented Nacho is teased for his "sissy hands" by his gardener father and cousin, and he helps relocate to seniors housing an aunt, whose home is being torn down against her will to make room for office buildings. Nine-year-old Demone's brother Max smoked up all the crack he was supposed to sell; now he puffs on a Super Kool, a cigarette dipped in embalming fluid, and escapes the drug pushers by jumping to his death in the path of a train. Donnie's basketball talent trickles out and his marriage becomes violent; Esther, a homebody who's a whiz at braiding hair and baking quiche, is challenged by her husband's latest girlfriend, an executive secretary: "Esther's husband Joe loved him some cars. And this woman driving past loved her some Joe."
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