Can’t-Wait Wednesday – Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

I got a taste for short story collections with Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties and have been itching to pick up more, especially ones by authors of color. I’ve been eyeing N.K. Jemisin’s How Long ’til Black Future Month? and this upcoming release, Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajarado-Anstine. Isn’t the cover for this one breathtaking? Cover is linked to Goodreads.

 width=Title: Sabrina & Corina: Stories
Author: Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Series: N/A
Pages: 224
Publisher: One World
Release Date: April 2, 2019

      “A haunting debut story collection on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands, centered on Latinas of indigenous ancestry that shines a new light on the American West.
      Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit. Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado–a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite–these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.
      In ‘Sugar Babies,’ ancestry and heritage are hidden inside the earth but tend to rise during land disputes. “Any Further West” follows a sex worker and her daughter as they leave their ancestral home in southern Colorado only to find a foreign and hostile land in California. In ‘Tomi,’ a woman leaves prison and finds herself in a gentrified city that is a shadow of the one she remembers from her childhood. And in the title story, ‘Sabrina & Corina,’ a Denver family falls into a cycle of violence against women, coming together only through ritual.
      Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home.”

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