The Bolero of Andi Rowe: Stories


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$17.95  $16.69
Curbstone Press
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6.23 X 0.37 X 9.05 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

TONI MARGARITA PLUMMER is a winner of the Miguel Mármol Prize for a first work of fiction by a Latino author. She attended the University of Notre Dame and the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. She is a fellow of the Macondo Foundation. After working in book publishing in New York City for a decade, she now freelance edits.


"Heartfelt stories of girls who ache to live in any other world than the one given them and who disastrously believe falling in love is the only way to get there. American tales for the new millennium." --Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street and Caramelo

"The quiet intensity of Toni Margarita Plummer's prose masks the unexpected destinations of these narratives. Each story is an astonishing and insightful journey that takes the reader into the various and sometimes conflicting spheres these sentient characters inhabit with remarkable grace and aplomb. The Rowe family and others in this collection must navigate the tricky terrain of being neither this nor that, an unmapped region of cultural otherness that complicates, challenges, and ultimately enriches our understanding not just of the Latino experience but of what it means to be a human being." --Lorraine López, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and author of The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters
"A beautiful collection that captures lives poised on various poignant edges, the edge of adulthood with a piñata hidden under the bed, the edge of the law in a sketch of borderland desert, the edge of a lovelorn heart as song lyrics get scribbled in the darkness. In these ten stories, each rendered with tender and evocative detail, Plummer's characters find themselves between the comforts of home and the mysteries of the larger world, and it is a credit to her skill as a storyteller that we root for these people as they head forward, onward, into the unknown." --Michael Jaime-Becerra, author of This Time Tomorrow