Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology by Feona CheongAtravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology by Feona Cheong

Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology

byFeona CheongEditorAngie Cruz, Oindrila Mukherjee

Paperback | May 1, 2016

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Atravesando: An Aster(ix) Anthology features nineteen writers, both established and emerging, whose fiction and poetry embraces the themes of breaking through and crossing over. The writers hail from all over the country, many of whom inhabit liminal spaces, embodying Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands where the “borders” are often indistinguishable and the characters live in multiple worlds simultaneously. The stories and poems challenge and reveal to us what we trade when we love or are made to love, when we move or are forced to move and how it feels when we experience an unexpected loss. Characters dream of lottery tickets, driving a car, being truly loved; rubber plants, suitcases and misbehaving men are ripped apart; Roosters, husbands and children die. The daughters of Bible-thumping and manipulative mothers, as well as stubborn and ambitious fathers, these women struggle and succeed to carve a space of their own. This book is a true cornucopia of humor, tragedy and sensuality, featuring some of the most compelling and electrifying female protagonists.

Edited by acclaimed writers Angie Cruz and Oindrila Mukherjee, the collection is an essential read. At a time when borders both, psychic and physical, are being threatened and questioned, this anthology reimagines female narratives and the challenges faced by women today.

Title:Atravesando: An Aster(ix) AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:May 1, 2016Publisher:Blue Sketch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942547013

ISBN - 13:9781942547013


Table of Contents

Editors' Note by Angie Cruz and Oindrila Mukherjee,1-Love Story for a Foreign Girl by Fiona Cheong,2-Future Tense by Grace Singh Smith,3-Four Suitcases by Ani Kazarian,4-Strange Leaves by Christopher Carmona,5-Safety in Numbers by Andre?e Greene,6-Interrogation by Cathy Guo,7-My Great Grandmother in the Kitchen by Alexandria Delcourt,8-poet: rigor mortis, zombies, & dehumanization byRaina J. Leo?n,9-Swimming Lesson by Kelsey Valadez,10-A Talent for Packing by Leticia Herna?ndez-Linares,11-Medea to Susan Smith 1995 by Erin Koehler,12-Upon Viewing my Daughter Drowning as a Continuous Loop by Erin Koehler,13-Almost Animal by Didi Jackson,14-Rio Bravo by Robin Scofield,15-Calling Collect from Prison Father-Daughter Intermediary by Amy Elizabeth Bishop,16-The choices we make by Araceli Esparza,17-You Can Always Tell by H. N. Holder,18-Poor Things by Yvette Benavides,19-The Eternal Pursuit of the Whale's Song by Keya Mitra,20-Tita Norma Wore a Headscarf by Katherinna Mar,Contributors,Acknowledgments

Editorial Reviews

Asterix: Take literary XX chromosomes, overlap them, and turn a few degrees towards the Global South. This is writing from the solar plexus at its best, a six-pointed star that marks the spot where art, literature and criticism meet social justice.- Nelly Rosario"Aster(ix) Journal is a rare bird in today's literary magazine scene-diversity is presented as the norm, not the exception. And it is not announced, it is demonstrated." - Ashley Hutson, The Review Review