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Fiction. At thirty-five, Sonny Gutierrez lives a comfortable life in San Jose, California with his wife and young daughter. When he discovers a long lost son, Sonny finds himself on a cross-country road trip with a 20-year-old pregnant woman, robbing a Git-N-Go store, and running with a herd of buffalo. BELLIES AND BUFFALOS is a story about letting go, getting lost, and ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Black Hill Press (first published September 23rd 2013)
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Baiocco
Mar 30, 2014 Baiocco rated it really liked it
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Taking a quick break from zines to mention Tomas Moniz’s novella Bellies and Buffalos. I read this around Christmas on a flight to NY and as we descended over the lights of Manhattan I started doing that thing where you distract yourself by re-reading earlier paragraphs so you can slow down finishing a book because it’s so good you don’t want it to end.

The story is about Sonny Gutierrez on a cross country pilgrimage, but that is like saying Don Quixote is about 2 friends going for a horse ride.
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Tanya
Mar 13, 2014 Tanya rated it really liked it
(excerpted from a slightly longer review at momisatwork.com) Bellies and Buffalos is a 130 page novella, published by Black Hill Press, a publishing collective founded on collaboration and dedicated to the novella. Black Hill Press is publishing a series of 12 contemporary American novellas this year. If Bellies and Buffalos is indicative of the series, we should all buy all of them.

Bellies and Buffalos takes on the great American Road Trip. Its hero, Sonny Guttierez, living and working as a gui
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Andria alefhi
Mar 31, 2014 Andria alefhi rated it really liked it
This was a great book by Tomas Moniz - I know him for his nonfiction, so this fiction writing was a pleasant surprise. talented! funny, engaging, light, slightly predictable but for a first fiction novel, bravo!
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Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award winning zine Rad Dad. Looking for radical parenting community, he created Rad Dad to provide the space for parents (and in particular fathers) to share, commiserate, plan, and support each other in challenging patriarchy one diaper at a time. And as China Martens has said, “Tomas has been the most vocal voice within zines, trying to ...more
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