Knitting the Fog (Paperback)
Feminist Press, 9781936932542, 224pp.
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Knitting the Fog is the complex self-portrait of a young Chapina girl who wakes up to find her mother gone. When her mother returns three years later, they begin a month-long journey to El Norte. Once settled in California, Claudia has trouble assimilating--she doesn't speak English, and her Spanish is "weird"--but when back in Guatemala, she is startled to find she no longer belongs there either.
A harrowing story told with the candid innocence of childhood, Hern ndez's memoir depicts the struggle and resilience inherent to immigration today.