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The rural Southwest landscape of Baca's short stories is inhabited by outsiders: Baca's first collection of fiction he is the author of the memoir A Place to Stand and several books of poetry paints a picture of Chicano life that is at once cruel and sweetly redemptive. In the best of these eight stories, gritty realism is deftly leavened by flights of lyricism.
In "Enemies," a trio of newly released convicts find their hostilities giving way to fear and tenderness; in "Valentine's Day Card," an orphan becomes engrossed in a fantasy that his mother will come for a visit.
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Other stories are allegorical and softer around the edges. With one exception, I found the stories in this collection to be deeply, deeply human. The exception, "Bull's Blood", leans more in the direction of myth.
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I very much enjoyed this book. May 05, Laura rated it liked it. It's a uneven collection.
I enjoyed it more than most books - but some of the plots left something to be desired. Lynn Jacobs rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Anne rated it it was ok Jul 27, J rated it really liked it Oct 11, Enrique rated it liked it May 27, Apr 04, Adriana Diaz rated it liked it.
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Jimmy Santiago Baca is a unique writer. Knowing the initial fierce survival accomplished by this author in the earlier years of his life, adds weight to the depth and texture of his characters. His first book, A Place to Stand was so immediately gritty and painful that, in my opinion, it overshadows The Importance of a Piece of Paper.
But in this volume, we can take our time to think about iden Jimmy Santiago Baca is a unique writer. But in this volume, we can take our time to think about identity and culture, commitment and action. I recommend both, but in the order already suggested.
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