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Fiction. Latino/ Latina Studies. From Mexico City to Aztlan Oregon, in bittersweet comic fables and through tales of frightening realism, Daniel Chacon captures the shrewd, furtive, and sometimes torturous ways by which Mexican-Americans manage to survive in intimidating territory. Chacon's CHICANO CHICANERY presents a baker's dozen of short stories; through these tales ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Arte Publico Press
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Although I loved Chacón's first novel, "And the Shadows Took Him," I am sorry that I can't say the same thing about this book. I found it tedious and boring to read the 13 short stories in the collection. I asked a couple of other people to read the book, one of the individuals is a Chicano Studies professor, and none of them liked the book either.