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Soy la Avon lady and other stories

Author: Lorraine López
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories, is a stunning debut collection of short stories that explore identity issues in the Latino community. The cast of characters in her stories include a young boy-impelled by his guilt over failing to prevent his parents' divorce-who seeks to save an abandoned baby, an elderly man attempting to invoke his dead wife by regularly donning her clothing and make-up, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
López, Lorraine, 1956-
Soy la Avon lady and other stories.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001007704
(OCoLC)48558817
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine López
OCLC Number: 606734595
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Fiction) 2003
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Sophia --
Frostbite --
A tatting man --
Soy la Avon lady --
The crown on prince --
After dad shot Jesus --
Love can make you sick --
Ivor's people --
To control a rabid rodent --
Mother-in-law's tongue --
Walking circles.
Responsibility: by Lorraine López.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories, is a stunning debut collection of short stories that explore identity issues in the Latino community. The cast of characters in her stories include a young boy-impelled by his guilt over failing to prevent his parents' divorce-who seeks to save an abandoned baby, an elderly man attempting to invoke his dead wife by regularly donning her clothing and make-up, a former National Guardsman whose failed attempts to connect with his family do not prevent him from trying, and a young woman determined to give birth to her murdered lover's child. In the title story, an aging Avon representative, who is often mistaken for a transvestite, has become so estranged from the Spanish language she spoke as a child that she no longer remembers that she spoke it or what happened in her childhood. Many of the characters in these stories must negotiate differences in race, culture, language, class, and gender in attempts to discover who they are and where they are going. Lopez's vivid characters struggle both to find a place of belonging and companions who can accept them, as well as self-forgiveness for the compromises they made in living necessarily bifurcated lives as they attempt to breech the gap between cultures.

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