When the de La Cruz Family Danced
Donna Miscolta (Author)
DescriptionDuring his one and only return visit to the Philippines, Johnny de la Cruz-plagued by a sense of isolation-succumbs to a quick sexual encounter with an old flame, the attractive and beguiling Bunny Piña. Years later, nineteen-year-old Winston Piña has barely finished eulogizing his recently deceased mother when he finds a letter she wrote, but never sent, to Johnny. This leads Winston into the lives of the de la Cruz family-a family to which he might or might not belong. When the de la Cruz Family Danced explores the ties within family and how they are affected by circumstances of birth, immigration, and assimilation.
Signal 8 Press
June 28, 2011
5.5 X 0.71 X 8.5 inches | 0.87 pounds
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About the Author
Donna Miscolta is a Mexican/Filipina author who grew up in National City, CA, and now lives in Seattle. She is the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced (2011). Her story "Ana's Dance" won the 2013 Lascaux Prize for Short Fiction. Recent work has appeared in Bluestem, Hawaii Pacific Review, Waxwing, and Spartan. Her story "Strong Girls" will appear in Calyx's 40th-anniversary issue, due out in March 2016. A 2014 recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship, she has also received awards from 4Culture, the Bread Loaf/Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the City of Seattle.