Painted Cities

Painted Cities

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To those outside it, Pilsen is a vast barrio on the south side of Chicago. To Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, it is a world of violence and decay and beauty, of nuance and pure chance. It is a place where the smell of cooking frijoles is washed away by that of dead fish in the river, where vendettas are a daily routine, and where a fourteen-year-old immigrant might hold the ability bring people back from the dead. Simultaneously tough and tender, these stories mark the debut of a writer poised to represent his city's literature for decades to have fun. Dona#39;t think thisis love.a€ And saying things like this so oftenit became silly, andwe started laughing and telling each ... Things make more sense to herthen. ... The homemade tattoo she has on her right hand, M4Ea€”Marcus ForEver.

Title:Painted Cities
Author:Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski
Publisher:McSweeney's - 2014-04-14


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