Ambientes : New Queer Latino Writing

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As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner- city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of “gay” and “lesbian.” Contributors include Achy Obejas, Arturo Ariasa, Daisy Hernandez, Charles Rice-Gonzalez,Tatiana  de la Tierra, Elias Miguel Munoz and many others.  

Paperback, 288 Pages, Published 2011  

Author: Felice Picano & Lazaro Lima (Eds.)

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