Now We Will Be Happy
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About the Author
Amina Gautier teaches in the department of English at the University of Miami. She is a winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Antioch Review, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and Southern Review.
"With a style that feels like a mixture of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danicat, Gautier is a writer more people should be talking about."--Coleen Muir, Rumpus--Coleen Muir"Rumpus" (09/03/2015)
"Told with respect, grit, and truth, Now We Will Be Happy is a powerful collection about family, identity, and the sacrifices we make in our pursuits of happiness."--Laura Farmer, Cedar Rapids Gazette--Laura Farmer "Cedar Rapids Gazette "
"Timely as well as beautifully rendered, Gautier's collection breathes life into America's racial and immigrant conflicts, going well below the skin-deep surface of her characters or expose the passions and hopes that unite diverse people."--Sian Griffiths, Georgia Review--Sian Griffiths "Georgia Review "
"Gautier's persistent thematic explorations into the meaning of family and identity make Now We Will Be Happy cohere and resonate in ways that you'll remember long after the final page."--Leland Cheuk, Kenyon Review--Leland Cheuk "Kenyon Review "
"The 11 linked stories in Gautier's debut collection . . . vividly evoke Puerto Rico's intoxicating, comforting atmosphere--that unbreakable tether binding struggling people in crowded Northeastern U.S. cities to their tropical homeland. . . . Gautier captures the unique experience, and predicament, of Puerto Ricans living in the mainland U.S."--Publishers Weekly-- (07/18/2014)