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3.42  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 1992 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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Prex Ybasco
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Several thoughts while reading this:
*I might not have been equipped enough to understand this 'high literature' or
*The plot of the first story is something I can truly appreciate; the ending was a masterpiece; BUT HELL, how the work was littered with descriptive phrases seemingly lifted from classic novels was off-putting.
*The second story was an attempt on stream of consciousness.
*It would have been better if I hadn't tried finishing the book.

Read this for academic purposes.

-Reminiscent of a fairytale and serves as counter-memory against American discourse
-Narrated American atrocities
-Contains elements of magic and lore
Decolonize D Native
Mar 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
skip the second story
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Simon Stack was right. This is a good book. A bit on the macho side, though. Even the front blurb by Nick Joaquin sounds macho, and the story is dominated by men. I once chucked a book in mid-read, something I rarely do, because I found it too much the man's book. But this has so much more heart, history, and story to it than Catch-22!

* There is a second, much shorter story in the book, The Watch of La Diane. Is it prose meant to be read as poetry? It is readable, but undecipherable.
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