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Killer Crónicas
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. GLOSSARY CR
  2. pp. xix-xxi
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  1. I. MINI PLAYERA RE-ENTRY CR
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. II. FLORA Y FAUNA CR
  2. pp. 5-14
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  1. III. “EL CHINO” CRÓNICA
  2. pp. 15-25
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  1. IV. BLOOD/RELATIONS CR
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. V. CELOS PASIONAL CR
  2. pp. 33-38
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  1. VI. MEMORY/LAME CR
  2. pp. 39-43
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  1. VII. TECOLOTE CR
  2. pp. 45-49
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  1. VIII. ROUTE 66 CR
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. IX. ESTRAGOS ACU
  2. pp. 57-65
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  1. X. LOS ANGELES CUENCA CR
  2. pp. 67-70
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  1. XI. ANTI-SUICIDIO CR
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. XII. ON THE ROAD CR
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. XIII. OTRA VEZ EN HURLINGHAM CR
  2. pp. 81-86
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  1. XIV. LOST AND FOUND CR
  2. pp. 87-95
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  1. XV. TURKISH DELIGHT CR
  2. pp. 97-100
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  1. XVI. AXOLOTL CR
  2. pp. 101-105
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  1. XVII. CONO SUR MITZVAH CR
  2. pp. 107-111
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  1. XVIII. ANNIVERSARY CR
  2. pp. 113-120
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  1. XIX. LITTLE WHITE CAR STOLEN CR
  2. pp. 121-123
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  1. XX. RE-DESIGN CR
  2. pp. 125-126
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  1. XXI. MINI BARRIO NORTE CR
  2. pp. 127-129
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  1. XXII. IGUAZ
  2. pp. 131-139
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  1. XXIII. TINY LOVE-RIFF A CABALLITO CR
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. XXIV. KILLER CR
  2. pp. 143-152
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