Their Dogs Came with Them


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Washington Square Press
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Helena María Viramontes is the acclaimed author of The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus; and the coeditor of two collections: Chicana (W)Rites: On Word and Film and Chicana Creativity and Criticism. She is the recipient of the 2006 Luis Leal Award and the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, and her short stories and essays have been widely anthologized and adopted for classroom use and university study. Viramontes lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is a professor in the Department of English at Cornell University.


"The novel will no doubt -- like her other work -- break ground and enrich the range and vision of our American literature. I hope you, too, will feel the enthusiasm and faith in her work that I do." -- Julia Alvarez
"Helena María Viramontes's power is in her heartfelt observations about the forgotten poor. Not simply the poor, I mean the despised and reviled: the homeless, the immigrant, the cholas and cholos. This novel takes flight in its accurate portrayal of its characters' language and landscape. She is as compassionate as John Steinbeck, as sweeping as the unflinching camera of Sebastião Salgado." -- Sandra Cisneros, author of Caramelo and The House on Mango Street
"Their Dogs Came with Them is a book that is upon you before you know it and once read cannot be shaken. A bravura performance by one of our country's finest talents. Extraordinary." -- Junot Díaz, author of Drown
"Written with an honesty and compassion that is lacking in our time, Their Dogs Came with Them illuminates a people and place where hopes arise and are defeated, only to arise again. With elegance and poetic precision, Helena María Viramontes has captured a humanity that will not stay down, no matter what the odds. Like the characters in this novel, her prose is a warm breath of the real thing." -- Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Chango's Fire
"Viramontes's voice [is] at once terse, energetic and vivid." -- Publishers Weekly
"A vibrant portrait of a violent street culture." -- Booklist