Style by Dolores Dorantes
Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Jen Hofer. Dolores Dorantes's STYLE is a prose book in which a plural feminine voice narrates the vicissitudes of a war designed to suppress that voice. A voice that represents the war on the Mexico-U.S. border? Guerilla adolescents taking their revenge? Enslaved girls who appear in order to combat a macho presidential figure linked to our current-day Central America? Latin America advancing on a fascist-capitalist government? These are some of the questions that might arise from STYLE. The book was written in 2011, in some dark place in Texas, during the first three months Dorantes was awaiting political asylum.