Gritos: Essays


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Grove Press
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5.66 X 8.16 X 0.72 inches | 0.69 pounds

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About the Author

Dagoberto Gilb spent sixteen years working as a construction worker, twelve as a highrise carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He is the author of The Magic of Blood (University of New Mexico Press), which won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acua, Woodcuts of Women, and Gritos, which was a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, Harper's, and The Best American Essays. His latest novel, The Flowers, is due out at the end of the year. Born in Los Angeles, he made his home for many years in El Paso and now lives in Austin, Texas.


From "an important voice in American fiction" (Annie Proulx), a collection of essays that cuts to the heart of the Mexican-American experience
"[Gilb's] language is direct and strikingly honest, and yet he is able to illustrate life's transforming moments with a delicate appreciation of their power and evanescence."
"Gilb knows the dirty secrets of manstuck in emotional exile. And he knows, too, the tools of revelation."
"[Gritos] is a collection about prejudice and pride, told with the flair of a storyteller known for his fiction . . . [Gilb] is so interesting, you can't help but pay attention."