Monday, April 16, 2018

Coffee with a canine: Jennifer Caloyeras & Reba and Dingo

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The author, on one of her dogs' favorite outdoor destinations:
We recently took them to Three Rivers, California at the base of the Sequoia National Park. They loved it! There was a small creek for them to play in and so many new smells to smell. Coyotes definitely came out at night, so we were...[read on]
About Caloyeras's short fiction collection, Unruly Creatures:
In this collection rife with humor and pathos, alienated characters struggle to subvert, contain, control, and even escape their bodies. A teenage girl grapples with pubic hair grown wild, a biologist finds herself in love with a gorilla, a prisoner yearns to escape her biological destiny.

In some stories, the bodies have surrogates: a high-school girl babysits an elderly woman's plastic doll while negotiating her own sexual awakening, and a young man finds that he can only receive affection from his father when he is in costume. Dark humor and magical realism put into sharp relief the everyday trials of Americans in a story collection that asks, in what way are we more than the sum of our parts.
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Coffee with a Canine: Jennifer Caloyeras & Reba and Dingo (May 2015).

Coffee with a Canine: Jennifer Caloyeras & Reba and Dingo.

--Marshal Zeringue