Love War Stories

Bookseller or Librarian?BUY on IPAGE ®

Pub Date: 07/10/2018

Pages: 176

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Imprint: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN 13: 9781936932252

ISBN 10: 1936932253

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Hispanic & Latino

Love War Stories

By Ivelisse Rodriguez

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Puerto Rican girls are brought up to want one thing: true love. Yet they are raised by women whose lives are marked by broken promises, grief, and betrayal. While some believe that they’ll be the ones to finally make it work, others swear not to repeat cycles of violence. This collection documents how these “love wars” break out across generations as individuals find themselves caught in the crosshairs of romance, expectations, and community.

About the Book

This poignant, street-smart collection follows idealistic teenagers and weary mothers battling over what it means to be a woman in love.

Author

Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Ivelisse Rodriguez earned a PhD in English creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA from Emerson College. She has published fiction in All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, the Boston Review, the Bilingual Review, and others. She is a senior fiction editor at Kweli, a Kimbilio fellow, and a VONA/Voices alum.