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Free download » Sabrina Corina Stories 108 å [PDF / Epub] ✅ Sabrina Corina Stories By Kali Fajardo Anstine – A haunting debut story collection on friendship mothers and daughters and the deep rooted truths of our homelands centered on Latinas of indigenous ancestry that shines a new light on the American Wes A A haunting debut story collection on friendship mothers and daughters and the deep rooted truths of our homelands centered on Latinas of indigenous ancestry that shines a new light on the American West Kali Fajardo Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit Sabrina Corina PDFEPUB or Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver Colorado–a pla. More detailed review to comeUpdate 3420Average rating 3725Final rating 355I felt so all over the place with this collection and I think ultimately my biggest takeaway is that this was sad to read Not that it was badly written it emphatically was not but there is so much sadness here that it is ingrained in every single world and I sometimes find that difficult to read My mental health only allows for so much sadness before I'm desperate for any small amount of joy and I think that's a huge part of why it took me an entire month to read 11 short stories These are good and I'll get into them each individually in a moment but know that this isn't a happy collection in any way and I think you all should know that going inOk Let's talk about the stories themselves Sugar Babies 45God this was sad be prepared to hear that times This is a story about motherhood and the past and digging up trauma which are all ultimately the themes of this collection so this is a fitting introduction It also has bitingly funny moments with Sierra a girl already so sad at only 13 years old Beautifully written and so effective in describing a scene that sets a tone I don't know how I would feel about this one if it hadn't been the introductory story of Sabrina Corina but I do think it perfectly set you up for the fiction you are going to read in the pages that followSabrina Corina 355Sabrina Corina is a meditation on femininity on a family of women who only come together out of habit in times of tragedy It's a reflection on how often violence is a visitor in their lives and how commonplace it's become in their rituals It's a story of cousins of parallel girlhoods that stray and become a part of the pattern I feel like I'm describing a lot of what this covers rather than my personal feelings on the story but that's mostly because I think every story has so much to say that I want to explain every part of it I'm not parsing through simple stories there is so much here to dig through that I could read it over and over again and get something different out of it every time That being said I think there was something missing here and it held me back from really getting into the storySisters 355Another story of silence and violence Sisters is about the commonplace aspects of violence that women endure and how no one will see that it's happening Dory is our main character and is potentially ueer seeing other women in a particular light that also allows her to recognize the horror that's happening all around them I don't know that I fully understood the title Sisters but my guess is there is a double meaning there a story about biological sisters and the story of a sisterhood formed through acts of violence and silenceRemedies 55Easily my favorite of the collection It's about things inherited a theme of the collection from mother to daughter remedies to get rid of what makes you ill It's also about broken family about women doing than they need to to make up for their perceived wrongs and how women punish themselves for the acts of men It's a truly brilliant story and I think it hits every single thematic note that Sabrina Corina represents as a collectionJulian Plaza 35This is a tragic story about a mother dying of cancer and her young daughters as they try to deal with their mother being sick I didn't fully understand the plot of this story it felt disjointed and unsure I loved the descriptions and how disturbing it could sometimes be but I think the the lack of cohesion in the plot really hurt my overall enjoyment of this oneGalapago 45It's time for another round of GRIEF AND INHERITED TRAUMA This one hit hard It's about a grandmother being forced into a nursing home after a misunderstanding caused a death It's mournful but also sad even when it comes to the family members who are still living and the pain they can cause when they're trying to helpCheesman Park 55Another favorite this is brilliant but just deeply sad Mothers and daughters wives and girlfriends all bruised and grieving for different things For feeling lost for being left behind for being the one to be hit for the times they felt less lonely It's a heartbreaking story of women and their tragedies This story also had my favorite line in the collection Time didn't feel as long or as wasteful in the company of another womanTomi 355This added a lot to the collection because I think it brought something new that I was really needing It was a break of sorts a focus on slightly lighter things It made me feel prepared going into the remainder of the stories I loved Tomi the titular character and his relationship to his aunt the connection that they shared over stories real and fictional However this contained a lot of fatphobia and the use of the r slur and it was not the first time that either of those things had been present in the collection Usually that would have meant a dnf for me I generally avoid most books that contain casual slurs but I do think it was attempting to be reflective of a certain community and a certain mindset The fatphobia for the rest of the stories was definitely present though and I would beware of that going in if that triggers youAny Farther West 25Frankly I just didn't understand the purpose of this story It's meandering telling a story about a girl and her mother and yet another guy that should be treating women better It began and it ended and I gained really nothing at allAll Her Names 35 This is another one where I wasn't fully sure what the point of the story was I liked the idea of this woman making her mark by tagging trains knowing her name would go all the places she never would but there is an abortion storyline connected to the main character and her issues with her husband and I just didn't understand the resolution or even the purpose of that part of the storyGhost Sickness 455Beautifully told and dreadfully sad which should really be the tagline for It's a parallel story of a missing boyfriend a rapidly approaching history final and the undertones of death our lead girl isn't yet aware of It's incredibly well done and a super strong conclusion to the collectionHopefully these mini reviews help to explain my all over the place feelings on this collection There were moments of truly inventive and brilliant writing but it sometimes lost its way or fell flat in execution I think there's a lot here to love and I'm glad I chose this collection to start out my year of short stories but I was really hoping for something slightly stronger than what I got

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?? 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 ritualSabrina Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment heritage and an eternal sense of hom. 3 ½ stars Sabrina Corina is a touching collection of short stories In these 11 stories Kali Fajardo Anstine depicts the lives and experiences of Latinas in the United States mainly in Denver Colorado Their everyday realities are marked by many social injustices poverty racism sexism addiction parental neglect emotional and physical abuse While Fajardo Anstine doesn't shy away from portraying their bleak circumstances the stories never felt pessimistic or overwhelming depressing As the characters are contending with grief and trauma—personal and generational—they find some solace in moments of connection a sense of understanding or kinship with others The women in these stories also find comfort in taking part in or looking back to family traditions These scenes gave the stories a rather bittersweet tone one that perfectly complemented Fajardo Anstine's tender yet bold proseMotherhood sisterhood and female agency are at the heart of these 11 stories While these overaching themes gave a sense of unity to the collection their similarities—in tone topics and style—caused the less memorable stories to blur together some of these were 'Sisters' 'Julian Plaza' and 'Any Further West' The stories that really stood out to me were 'Sugar Babies' 'Sabrina Corina' and 'Tomi' 'Sugar Babies' was easily a 5 star read and my favourite in the whole collection perhaps because Fajardo Anstine faithfully renders the perspective of a young girl Sabrina Corina is a heart rendering debut and I will be on the lookout for Fajardo Anstine's future workRead reviews on my blog   View all my reviews on Goodreads

Kali Fajardo Anstine ¹ 8 Summary

Sabrina Corina StoriesCe that is as fierce as it is exuisite–these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives with caution grace and uiet 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?. The cycles of violence against women in these stories broke me But Kali Fajardo Anstine has a way in her writing to make you want to read me I really wish this was a novel I was so invested in the characters and plot that I read the book twice only 200pgs This collection of short stories is ugly yet beautiful A moving narrative on the life of Indigenous Latina women; Sabrina Corina is a must read Thank you NetGalley Random House One world Publishing for the e copy in exchange for an honest review