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By Judy Grahn

Winner of the self reliant writer booklet "IPPY" Award and an American publication Award! Rooted in a Chicana/Latina/indigenous geographic and cultural sensibility, the tales of flesh to bone tackle the strength of fantasy, outdated and new, giving voice to people who adventure the disruption and violence of the borderlands. In those 9 stories, Silva metes out a livid justice—a whirling, lyrical energy—that scatters the panorama with bones of transformation, reclamation, and therapeutic.
…An unique and genuine voice…with a special imaginative and prescient. a mix of indigenismo and folktales retold in a latest vein…these tales come from the clouds, from spirits of historic ancestors, from the indirect corners of the human consciousness…A new and fascinating duende is born. —Alejandro Murguia, writer of This struggle referred to as Love
If Chagall had written, he could have painted phrases within the fierce brushstrokes of ire’ne lara silva’s tales. If Remedios Varo had informed tales, she could have wound the tendrils of her magic the best way ire’ne lara silva paints her international. —Cecile Pineda, writer Devil’s Tango: How I discovered the Fukushima step-by-step
ire’ne lara silva writes approximately what’s among darkish shadow and sunlight, whilst, as at the Day of the useless, we're so conscious of the sacred. even though fiction, ire’ne’s prose turns out to rework into chanting verse. —Dagoberto Gilb, writer of earlier than the tip, After the start: Stories
In her terrific fiction debut, flesh to bone, ire’ne lara silva makes use of hauntingly lyrical language to inform tales forged within the Latin American culture of Juan Rulfo and Maria Luisa Bombal. yet, don't mistake this paintings for magical realism. The fantastical components, uncooked voices, and transferring realities inhabit an emotional, mental, and all-too-physical panorama of loss and violence. Life-affirming and excessive, the tales sweep us into one other global the place we come head to head with the private truths. Brava! —Norma Cantú, writer of Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en los angeles Frontera

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