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Knitting the Fog - by Claudia D Hernandez (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Feminist Press

Author: Claudia D Hernandez

Language: English

Street Date: July 9, 2019
TCIN: 77122764
UPC: 9781936932542
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3322


"In Knitting the Fog, Hern�ndez eloquently captures the hardship, joy, magic, and resilience of three generations of women enduring 'the battles of this dream'--border after border--from the family home in Mayuelas, Guatemala, through the desert across the R�o Bravo, to the streets of Los Angeles. Magnificent!" --Carol Potter, author of Some Slow Bees

"Knitting the Fog brings us the immigrant experience in a refreshingly new light. This memoir of hybrid forms--moving evocatively between poetry and prose--is not only timely but resonant in sense of place and purpose. How exciting that Hern�ndez's voice joins the canon of contemporary Latina stories." --Bridgett M. Davis, author of The World According to Fannie Davis

"This debut gives tender and keen insight into the experience of migrating north to the US and the challenges a preteen faces integrating into the 'Promised Land.'" --Ana Castillo, author of Black Dove: Mam�, Mi'jo, and Me

"Beautiful." --Booklist

"Part-torch song and part-excavation: a hybrid book of short nonfiction interlaced with poems that mirror the turbulent fog one must survive when they are a child who must keep going, despite it all. It is also a book of our times, a story of struggle and resilience, a warrior song that refuses to look or run away." --Melissa R. Sipin, editor in chief, TAYO Literary Magazine

"Both timely and aesthetically exciting in its hybridity." --The Millions

"Claudia D. Hern�ndez's exquisite new memoir is a breathtaking read. Her raw honesty sings on the page with a kind of fiery joy and longing of what it means to be a family." --Kerry Madden, author of the Appalachian Maggie Valley Trilogy

"Knitting the Fog evokes the universal journey of identity that we all go through as people, immigrants, and artists. An inspirational gift." --Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, author of Flashes & Verses . . . Becoming Attractions

"In Knitting the Fog, each of Claudia D. Hern�ndez's memories is framed by the writer's bilingual, bicultural childhood experiences at home . . . then reshaped by the poet's struggle to survive in an alien environment in the US. This debut is so much more than an immigrant's story. It is an ode to the resilience of the human spirit. A hymn to the power of poems and stories as agents of personal liberation and social change. In any language. Any culture. Anywhere in the world. �Brava, Claudia! �Otra, otra! Encore!" --Lucha Corpi, author of Confessions of a Book Burner: Personal Essays and Stories

"La Diablita, the tomboy, wrote these searingly honest, la verdad, stories of crossing to the other side from her beloved Guatemala to her now home, the USA. Poes�a is also sprinkled throughout, her prayers. Listen, you'll believe every word as La Diablita knits the fog beyond man-made borders. The fog is love." --Alma Luz Villanueva, author of Song of the Golden Scorpion

"A timeless story, Knitting the Fog humanizes those who have migrated north since time immemorial, regardless of place. Hern�ndez weaves the joys, travails, and intricacies of a journey that, like the fog, did not dissipate into the past, weaving instead revolutionary visions of growth, survival, and change. A must-read for all." --Josie M�ndez-Negrete, author of A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia

"Claudia D. Hern�ndez knits together so much in this necessary, unforgettable book--poetry and prose, Guatemala and El Norte, Spanish and English, innocence and awakening--blurring borders with humor and heartache and the richest, most vivid detail. Hernandez's harrowing yet joy-laced journey will knit its way deeply into your heart." --Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide

"Hern�ndez gives us a multi-faceted look at a young girl and her family from Guatemala." --Remezcla

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