Told From The Hips = Cuentos Encaderados. Bilingual Edition. By Andrea Amosson. ISBN :978-1981336685. 190 pages 6"x9" $17.95
Ladino Hispanic short-story book, Hispanic literature book, Latino literature book, Chilean American Fiction
ANDREA MALUENDA AMOSSON was born in Antofagasta, Chile, in 1973. She studied journalism and completed graduate studies in Hispano-American and Chilean Literature from University of Chile. She has written two novels, Rictus and Las Lunas de Atacama, and two short story collections, Cuentos Encaderados/Told From The Hips and Érase una vez Laurides. Andrea has won several literary awards in the U.S.A., Spain and Colombia. She resides in Texas with her husband and two sons.
Told From The Hips = Cuentos encaderados is a Spanish/English bilingual collection of short stories that feature strong women. Their solid “hips” help them endure and overcome a variety of physical and emotional challenges. These women come from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. Their stories are inscribed upon their skin with sweat and blood, turning their bodies into the pages narrating their lives.
“Amosson’s short story collection gives its readers a break from the fairy tales and views the lives of its characters from a place of resourcefulness, resilience, and self-awareness--all with a particular Latin American cultural perspective.“—The Dallas Observer