- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Firebrand Books; 1St Edition edition (May 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 156341094X
- ISBN-13: 978-1563410949
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Don't Explain: Short Fiction Paperback – May 1, 1998
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From Library Journal
Novelist, poet, and essayist, Gomez now brings out a memorable first collection of short stories. The futuristic, all-too-plausible "Lynx and Strand," in which the government is a corporation, satirizes at the same time the theories of behavioral scientist B.F. Skinner and antiporn legislator Catherine MacKinnon. In "Houston," fans of Gomez's The Gilda Stories (Firebrand, 1991) will be pleased to find Gilda, a 200-year old vampire who doesn't kill her prey, still on the prowl in a dystopian future where, owing to environmental degradation, few people "wear the crown of silver" of old age. "Grace A." is Gomez's tribute to her own grandmother, Grace, a stern-seeming Wampanoag-African American, reluctantly yet dutifully caring for her great-granddaughter. Gomez's women are savvy and bold, with a sense of ancestry and history, and they forge deep connections to other women. Eroticism infuses their daily activities, but although these women are passionate, they rule their lives with their heads. The author's compassion, affection, and respect for her characters is infectious. Recommended for all fiction collections.?Ina Rimpau, Newark P.L.,
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I picked this book up for a Literature class when I couldn't find the story "Don't Explain" by itself. I enjoyed the other stories as well, and would definitely recommend it to anyone that is interested in expanding their horizons in fiction.