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Synopsis:

In Menes's sensual, vivid poems drawing on his Peruvian, Cuban, Chinese heritage and childhood in South Florida, maids serve monkeys for dinner, school-boy thugs wield knives and frogs fall from the sky.

Synopsis:

This eye-opening and exotic new poetry collection tells a story in a way that few books of poetry do. Filled with colors, textures, tastes, and beautifully crafted language, these sensual poems recall the author's Peruvian/Cuban ancestry and his childhood in Peru and Florida, taking the reader on a journey full of delights — and dangers. There are maids who serve monkeys for dinner, elementary-school thugs wielding knives, and frogs falling from the sky, as Furia confronts issues of race, culture, and identity and portrays the world's vastness and diversity — as well as its simple pleasures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571314208
Subtitle:
Poems
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Author:
Menes, Orlando Ricardo
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050407
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 5 oz

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Product details 80 pages Milkweed Editions - English 9781571314208 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Menes's sensual, vivid poems drawing on his Peruvian, Cuban, Chinese heritage and childhood in South Florida, maids serve monkeys for dinner, school-boy thugs wield knives and frogs fall from the sky.
"Synopsis" by ,
This eye-opening and exotic new poetry collection tells a story in a way that few books of poetry do. Filled with colors, textures, tastes, and beautifully crafted language, these sensual poems recall the author's Peruvian/Cuban ancestry and his childhood in Peru and Florida, taking the reader on a journey full of delights — and dangers. There are maids who serve monkeys for dinner, elementary-school thugs wielding knives, and frogs falling from the sky, as Furia confronts issues of race, culture, and identity and portrays the world's vastness and diversity — as well as its simple pleasures.
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