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American Dreams

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
 
No one knows how Porfirio entered the United States. Some say he traveled on the winds of a sandstorm, others say he walked over the hills, and still others say he flew. In the first story of this masterful collection, Porfirio, the donkey, follows the very real, human flight north. Whimsical and magical, Porfirio's journey becomes mythologized as part of the lore of the trail of people moving north.

From Doña Asunción, who by sheer force of will helps her terminally ill son outwit science . . . to a very exhausted Lady Death who has lost all interest in her vocation . . . to a bottle-blond phone sex girl who’s looking for love . . . González Viaña pens bold and powerful depictions of immigrant life. Infused with the hearty folk traditions of Latin America, these stories follow immigrants as they face fierce challenges in adapting to life on the other side of the border.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A magnificent testimony of the Latin American presence in the United States." - Mario Vargas Llosa


Used availability for Eduardo Gonzalez Viana's American Dreams

Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Dreams
Author(s): Eduardo Gonzalez Viaana
ISBN: 1-55885-447-9 / 978-1-55885-447-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: American Dreams
Author(s): Eduardo Gonzalez Viana
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU