You're the Only Friend I Need (Paperback)

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Fiction. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Winner of the 2019 Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Contest. The stories in Alejandro Heredia's YOU'RE THE ONLY FRIEND I NEED offer new possibilities for transnational storytelling and the Dominican diaspora by centering Blackness and queerness. In these stories, friendship is a vehicle to understand what lies between and within people. A young Dominican immigrant makes an unlikely friend in her Bronx building. Two queer teens venture into the streets of Santo Domingo in search of queer belonging. A 20-something lost in existential thought finds a home in a gay Latin club. In Heredia's stories, friendship is at once balm, poison, wound, and respite from the troubles that society places on migrants, on queer people, on Black folks across the diaspora. YOU'RE THE ONLY FRIEND I NEED cuts through received notions and sings with emotional honesty and lyrical prose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938900372
ISBN-10: 1938900375
Publisher: Gold Line Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2021
Pages: 58
Language: English