Every Night Is Ladies' Night by Michael Jaime-Becerra
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With a cast of characters so vivid they seem to leap from the page, this collection of linked short stories offers a portrait of individuals aching to find their place in an indifferent world. The characters who inhabit these stories -- teenagers, beauty queens, race car drivers, and even grandfathers -- fall in love, strive to make ends meet, or search for answers to their future while reconciling the past. Michael Jaime-Becerra casts a warm glow on each of them.

 

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Michael Jaime-Becerra was raised in El Monte, California Michael Jaime-Becerra was raised in El Monte, California. He still lives in the area and is at work on a novel. . He still lives in the area and is at work on a novel.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The writing is fluid, the details brisk and vivid as newcomer Jaime-Becerra reveals his characters without judging them harshly.

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The characters here want more than anything to do the right thing—fall in love and steer a better course, for example, though in a couple of stories, like “Media Vuelta,” we’re given a glimpse of the earlier generation back in Mexico: mariachi guitarist Jose Luis’s courtship, for instance, and lo...

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Intimate and sweetly slangy, this collection of 10 interconnected stories set in the hardscrabble, blue-collar town of El Monte captures the essence of Latino life in Southern California. Many of t

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She's Mexican and she's Goth.' " Gina hugs him hard and long and puts the application forms away, knowing that she won't read them later.

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Every Night Is Ladies' Night by Michael Jaime-Becerra is a love letter to the city in which he was raised, a place where luck is in short supply but hope survives, as quiet and resilient as the sunrise.In 10 related stories set mostly during the 1980s in El Monte, Calif., Jaime-Becerra creates a ...

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