Black Blossoms (Paperback)
Four Way Books, 9781935536154, 76pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
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Black Blossoms offers a sustained exploration into the private lives of working class women of color and their difficult journeys. In surreal fairytales and magical biographies, Black Blossoms travels the U.S. and abroad: a daughter in Baja California tends to her sick father and watches for “the prince in his storybook tights”; “The Unsung Story of the Invisible Woman” in Phoenix, Arizona; the infamous New England spinster Lizzie Borden. A follow-up to Gonzalez’s Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (which recounted male lives), Black Blossoms interweaves sex, death and violence: the tragedies of loving and losing.
About the Author
RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ is the author of two previous collections. He teaches at Rutgers University.
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