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LocationClark County
Call NoF Flor
TitleValleyesque : stories / Fernando A. Flores.
AuthorFlores, Fernando A., 1982- author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101994486F Flor6/18/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780374604134 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 0374604134 (paperback)
Personal Name Flores, Fernando A., 1982- author.
Title Statement Valleyesque : stories / Fernando A. Flores.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : MCD x FSG Originals/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.
Physical Description 193 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note "MCD x FSG Originals."
Formatted Contents Note Queso -- The science fair protest-- Nocturne from a world concave -- The 29th of April -- Zapata foots the bill -- Nostradamus baby -- Pheasants -- The Oswald variations. Possums -- A portrait of Simon Bolivar Buckner -- Ropa Usada -- Panchofire & Marina -- El ritmo de la noche -- You got it, take it away --
Summary, Etc. "No one captures the border--its history and imagination, its danger, contradiction, and redemption--like Fernando A. Flores, whose stories reimagine and reinterpret the region's existence with peerless style. In his immersive, uncanny borderland, things are never what they seem: a world where the sun is both rising and setting, and where conniving possums efficiently take over an entire town and rewrite its history. The stories in Valleyesque dance between the fantastical and the hyperreal with dexterous, often hilarious flair. A dying Ferderic Chopin stumbles through Ciudad Juarez in the aftermath of his mother's death, attempting to recover his beloved piano that was seized at the border, while a muralist is taken on a psychedelic journey by an airbrushed Emiliano Zapata T-shirt. A woman is engulfed by a used-clothing warehouse with a life of its own, and a grieving mother breathlessly chronicles the demise of a town decimated by violence. In two separate stories, queso dip and musical rhythms are bottled up and sold for mass consumption. And in the final tale, Flores pieces together the adventures of a young Lee Harvey Oswald as he starts a music career in Texas. Swinging between satire and surrealism, grief and joy, Valleyesque is a boundary- and border-pushing collection from a one-of-a-kind stylist and voice. With the visceral imagination that made his debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, a cult classic, Flores brings his vision of the border to life--and beyond."--Amazon.
Summary, Etc. "Short stories set in the cracks of the Texas-Mexico borderland"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Borderlands Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gangs Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Violence Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Mexican-American Border Region Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories.
Index Term-Genre/Form Satirical literature.

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