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Author Chacón, Daniel.
Uniform Title Short stories. Selections
Title Hotel Juárez : stories, rooms and loops / Daniel Chacón.
Published Houston, Texas : Arte Público Press, [2012]
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 Floor4  PS3553.H215 H68 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 197 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Contents Part I : The purple crayon -- Part II : Mais, je suis chicano! -- Part III : Juárez is burning -- Part IV : The the -- Part V : Hotel Juárez.
Summary In this collection of short and flash fiction, Daniel Chacon examines peoples' interactions with each other, the impact of identity and the importance of literature, art and music. In one story, a girl remembers her father, who taught her to love books and libraries. "A book can whisper at you, call at you from the shelves. Sometimes a book can find you. Seek you out and ask you to come and play," he told her. Years later, she finds herself pulling an assortment from the shelves, randomly reading passages from different books and entering into the landscapes as if each book were a wormhole. Somehow one excerpt seems to be a continuation of another, connecting in the way that birds do when they fly from a tree to the roof of a house, making "an idea, a connection, a tree-house."
Subject Short stories, American.
ISBN 9781558857681 (paperback)
1558857680 (paperback)
Standard # 40022472800
OCLC number 814455305