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In the story "A Natural Thing," Eric and Monica's lovemaking is interrupted by an odd sound. Eric has a sinking feeling that it has something to do with his grandfather. He's mortified when he sees what has entered the room: "A full-grown rooster, its wattles cut, the feathers trimmed except the wings; its legs plucked to pimpled skin, strutting and bobbing its head like ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Arte Publico Press
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Aaron Michael Morales
Dec 17, 2009 Aaron Michael Morales rated it really liked it
From my review in MultiCultural Review:

There is, without a doubt, an important difference in the definition of the words “machismo” and “masculinity.” For readers seeking to understand the subtle differences between the two terms, turning to J.L. Torres’s The Family Terrorist and Other Stories and Rigoberto González’s Men Without Bliss is a meaningful place to start. Both authors, in their short story collections, ruminate on what it means to be men, on how both masculinity and machismo factor i
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