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The Sad Passions by Veronica Gonzalez Pena

The Sad Passions

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The Sad Passions by Veronica Gonzalez Pena
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May 17, 2013 | ISBN 9781584351207

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For all of the effects of erasure and absence on The Sad Passions, the narration is incredibly present, crawling on the page in spidery, sprawling observations, setting up pools and lairs that lure a reader in.—Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

The Sad Passions, Veronica Gonzalez Peña’s extraordinary novel of desire, loss, and matrilineal history, explodes the teenage pregnancy script through its unflinching plumbing of the bond between mother and daughter. The Sad Passions begins with a story we think we know, and then shows us how little any of us understand: about our ancestors, our parents, ourselves.

Lisa Locascio, The Los Angeles Review of Books

An exquisite and moving panorama of late 20th century life in Mexico and the US.

George Porcari, California Literary Review

I like the way the [cover] image moves with this novel, the way the absence becomes the presence. Veronica Gonzalez Peña does not write absence as a form of lack, her absence froths and grows agitated, it fills up the page with pulsing need.

Saehee Cho, HTML Giant

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