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Luis Alberto Urrea Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction Book

Luis Alberto Urrea Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction Book

Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction

Home isn t just a place, it is also a language Born in Tijuana, the son of an Anglo woman and a Mexican father, Urrea says that Home isn t just a place, it is also a language In these six stories each wandering beneath different kinds of sky, from the thick Mazatlan starry night to the wide open spaces of the Sioux Nation in South Dakota Urrea maps the spiritual geogr Home isn t just a place, it is also a language Born in Tijuana, the son of an Anglo woman and a Mexican father, Urrea says that Home isn t just a place, it is also a language In these six stories each wandering beneath different kinds of sky, from the thick Mazatlan starry night to the wide open spaces of the Sioux Nation in South Dakota Urrea maps the spiritual geography of what he calls home I always thought Luis Urrea was six skies rolled into one I mean that in a good way , and this book proves that he speaks with a multitude of passionate, powerful and hilarious voices This book is a beautiful kind of crazy Sherman Alexie With this new collection of stories, Luis Urrea makes the short list of essential American writers His glittering landscapes, which warp and ennoble the human spirit, bring to mind the work of Salman Rushdie I found myself going back and rereading whole passages Urrea s got a way with words that raises the bar for the rest of us What a marvel of a book Demetria Mart nez Urrea goes in for the big picture, and there seems to be no world he cannot capture He writes with wit and ingenuity, and the stories possess a powerful sense of acceleration With each story I was transported to an intense and fully imagined world Robert BoswellLuis Urrea is a novelist, essayist and poet His books have received The American Book Award for non fiction, 1998, and The Western States Book Award for Poetry, 1994, and The New York Times named his non fiction Across the Wire a Notable Book of the Year, 1993 Luis lives in Chicago

Title : Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction
Author :  Luis Alberto Urrea
Language : English
Isbn : 0938317636
Format : Paperback
Pages : 160 pages

Rating: 4.4

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