Sabrina & Corina (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: April 1, 2019
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. 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.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Sugar Babies read by Almarie Guerra
Sabrina & Corina read by Roxana Ortega
Sisters read by Alma Cuervo
Remedies read by Ana Isabel
Julian Plaza read by Kyla Garcia
Galapago read by Marisol Ramirez
Cheesman Park read by Roxana Ortega
Tomi read by Kyla Garcia
Any Further West read by Marisol Ramirez
All Her Names read by Alma Cuervo
Ghost Sickness read by Roxana Ortega
Advance praise for Sabrina & Corina
“Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did. How tragic that American letters hasn’t met these women of the West before, women who were here before America was America. And how tragic that these working-class women haven’t seen themselves in the pages of American lit before. Thank you for honoring their lives, Kali. I welcome them and you."—Sandra Cisneros
“Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s collection of stories, Sabrina & Corina, isn’t just good, it’s masterful storytelling. Fajardo-Anstine is a fearless writer: her women are strong and scarred witnesses of the violations of their homelands, their culture, their bodies; her plots turn and surprise, unerring and organic in their comprehensiveness; her characters break your heart, but you keep on going because you know you are in the hands of a master. . . . Her stories move through the heart of darkness and illuminate it with the soul of truth. Comparisons came to mind: the Alice Munro of the high plains, the Toni Morrison of indigenous Latinas—but why compare her to anybody? She is her own unique voice, and her work will easily find a place, not just in Latinx literature but in American literature and beyond.”—Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
About the Author
KALI FAJARDO-ANSTINE'S stories have appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Day One, and Southwestern American Literature. She has been in residence at Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Hub City Press, and, for her novel-in-progress, she was awarded the 2017 Laura Hruska Fellowship through Soho Press. In 2013, Kali partnered with Ucross Foundation to teach incarcerated youth at the Wyoming Girls' School and she has taught at-risk youth in Colorado, South Carolina, and California. She holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming.