Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul by Bryan Allen FierroDodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul by Bryan Allen Fierro

Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul

byBryan Allen Fierro

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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Two brothers bury a statue of Saint Jude for their grieving nana. A Griffith Park astronomer makes his own discovery at an East L.A. wedding. A young man springs his Cherokee-obsessed grandfather from the confines of senility. The common thread? Each is weaving their way through the challenging field of play that is living and loving in Los Angeles.

In Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul, Bryan Allen Fierro brings to life the people and places that form the fragile heart of the East Los Angeles community. In the title story, a father's love of Dodger baseball is matched only by the disconnect he must bridge with his young son. In another story, a young widower remembers his wedding day with his father-in-law. The boys and men in this collection challenge masculine stereotypes, while the girls and women defy gender roles. Hope and faith in their own community defines the characters, and propels them toward an awareness of their own personal responsibility to themselves and to their families, even as they eschew those closest to them in pursuit of a different future.

Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a tour de force-the first collection of an authentic new voice examining community with humor, hope, and brutal honesty.
Bryan Allen Fierro holds an MFA from Pacific University in Oregon. He grew up in Los Angeles and now splits his time between L.A. and Anchorage, Alaska, where he works as firefighter and paramedic.
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Title:Dodger Blue Will Fill Your SoulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:University of Arizona PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816532753

ISBN - 13:9780816532759

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"Fierro's short fiction transcends the city of Los Angeles and will leave you thinking about society and its divides."-New York Post

"Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is written so masterfully that you will think it's not a debut collection."-LatinoStories.com

"Fierro knows his characters intimately. . . . He brings each onstage-whatever their circumstances-with affection and humor."-Alaska Dispatch News