From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction
Lethe Press announces the release of From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Charles Rice-González and Charlie Vázquez.
From Macho to Mariposa
New Gay Latino Fiction
296 pp. Tincture
For the first time since 1999, gay Latino voices are featured in a collection of gay Latino fiction. 29 writers from around the United States write about “don’t mess with me” divas, alluring bad boys and sexy teenagers, but also empowered youth for whom being queer is not a question and a family that grows wings on their heads.
The infectious rhythms of House music in New York City are adjacent to cumbia in Mexico, next to reggaetón in Puerto Rico, alongside Latin pop in L.A. and merengue in an east coast city. But the spectrum of experiences and emotions that inhabit our days give these stories dimension and gay/queer Latinos a common ground. The stories are vibrantly varied and clearly connected in this “era of lost signals”* in which we live.
Prepare yourself to dance in a disco in Silver Lake, check out papis in Orchard Beach, cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on your way to the U.S., see a puro macho bathe in a river in Puerto Rico, make love under a full moon in the Dominican Republic, sigh at a tender moment in an orange grove in Lindsay, California, visit a panadería in Kansas, see a full blown birthday party in Ciudad Juárez and be seduced by a young artist in the South Bronx.