Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories (Writing in Latinidad)

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A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chávez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic
displacement in humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible ways in this truly bilingual literary work. These meditative
and lyrical pieces combine poignant personal confession, detailed daily observation, and a memorializing drive that
shifts across time and among geocultural spaces. The author’s inventive and flamboyant use of Spanglish, a hybrid
English-Spanish idiom, and her adaptation of the confessional "crónica" make this memoir compelling and powerful. Killer
Crónicas confirms that there is no Latina voice quite like that of Susana Chávez-Silverman.

Includes a chapter that was awarded first prize in El Andar magazine’s Chicano Literary Excellence Contest in the
category of personal memoir.


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