Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing Lazaro Lima

ISBN: 9780299282240

Published: June 27th 2011


220 pages


Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing  by  Lazaro Lima

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing by Lazaro Lima
June 27th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9780299282240 | 8.41 Mb

As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today.

With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner-city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of “gay” and “lesbian.”Finalist, Over the Rainbow selection, American Library AssociationFinalist, LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary AwardsBest Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School LibrariansBest Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

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