“Dagoberto Gilb is an important voice in American fiction. These stories of working class, low-rent lives illuminated by the small pleasures of sex and drink and food and sleep and relief from the heat, stories of people with explosive tempers stumbling back and forth over cultural borders, of pregnancies and evictions and sudden love, of the end of the job, of dirty pillows and the scent of ‘the burning skin of green chile,’ of sharp sexual attractions and the hundred intimacies and antagonisms between men and women, are like no others. We need these stories.” Annie Proulx
Woodcuts of Women
978-0-8021-3874-3 • $12.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2002
Ten moving and heartbreaking stories of lust, love, and longing among men and women struggling to find their way in the world, crafted with Gilb’s trademark spare, humid language, and infused with poetic, aching beauty. At turns powerful and resonant, hopeful and humorous, Woodcuts of Women is a tour de force by one of America’s foremost Latino writers.