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Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology – Angie Cruz & Oindrila Mukherjee

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Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology – Angie Cruz & Oindrila Mukherjee

Price: $14.99


Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology features nineteen writers, both established and emerging, whose fiction and poetry embraces the themes of breaking through and crossing over. The writers hail from all over the country, many of whom inhabit liminal spaces, embodying Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands where the “borders” are often indistinguishable and the characters live in multiple worlds simultaneously. The stories and poems challenge and reveal to us what we trade when we love or are made to love, when we move or are forced to move and how it feels when we experience an unexpected loss. Characters dream of lottery tickets, driving a car, being truly loved; rubber plants, suitcases and misbehaving men are ripped apart; Roosters, husbands and children die. The daughters of Bible-thumping and manipulative mothers, as well as stubborn and ambitious fathers, these women struggle and succeed to carve a space of their own. This book is a true cornucopia of humor, tragedy and sensuality, featuring some of the most compelling and electrifying female protagonists.

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Angie Cruz holds a BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.  She is an Assistant Professor of English and the author of two novels, Soledad (Simon & Schuster 2001), which she has adapted into a screenplay, and Let It Rain Coffee (S & S 2005), which was also a finalist in 2007 for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has published short fiction and essays in magazines and journals, including Callaloo, a journal of African Diaspora, The New York Times, KweliPhatitude, and South Central Review. She has been teaching creative writing for over 15 years in academic and nontraditional settings such as Texas A&M University, NYU, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and to middle schoolers for the National Book Foundation’s Bookup in Texas where she also serves on the advisory board. She has received numerous grants for her teaching and writing, including the Barbara Deming Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, Camargo Fellowship, Van Lier Literary Fellowship, and NALAC Fund for the Arts Fellowship. She has also been awarded residencies: Yaddo, The Macdowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, La Napoule Foundation and The Millay Colony. She is the editor of Aster(ix), a literary/arts journal. Currently she is finishing her third novel, In Search of Caridad.

Oindrila Mukherjee has an MFA from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in CreativeWriting from the University of Houston. Oindrila worked as a journalist in Calcutta before moving to the U.S. where she has worked as a fiction and review editor for Gulf Coast journal. Her fiction was most recently published in Indian Voices, an anthology of emerging Indian writers from around the world. She is an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University.

Publisher:Blue Sketch Press
Publication date:05/01/2016
Series:Aster(ix) Anthology, #1
Product dimensions:6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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