“Los Angeles to Miami, Mexico City to Cuba, New York to New Mexico; ungrateful children, children despising their culture, children seeking to salvage vestiges of their passed-on relatives, lesbian roommates, mercenaries, and artists all team up to paint an immaculately profound and vivid portrait of the experiences of Latinas in the Western Hemisphere.
Latina presents perhaps the most cohesive set of narratives, fictional stories, semi-ficitional tales, science fiction, biographical, autobiographical, and journalistic-type essays ever to constitute a single volume. The writing and the voices reach to deep levels and move the reader at any and all levels. It is definitely recommended that the reader have a familiarity with Spanish, Spanish expressions, or easy access to somebody with either and the patience to constantly answer one's inquiries about those used throughout the text.
All at once a vivid portrait of Latina life throughout the U.S., it leaves the reader spell-bound and craving further insight.”
Davey J wrote this review Saturday, May 26, 2012.