Locas by Yxta Maya Murray

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Originally a short story appearing in Buzz magazine, this raw tale of East L.A. gang life revolves around two teenage girls coming of age in a brutal, male-dominated world. A first novel. Tour."

About Yxta Maya Murray

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Yxta Maya Murray is an associate professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Published April 1, 1997 by Grove Pr. 248 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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After her miscarriage, which she interprets as divinely ordained, Cecilia retreats into the church and becomes like her mother--a tired housecleaner for the ``gabachos.'' Luc°a, a shrewd manipulator, plays the ``vatos'' against each other and emerges with her ``Fire Girls'' as a major street play...

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In portraying Lucia's unrelenting criminal meanness and hunger for power and Cecelia's ultimate resignation to a life of praying and cleaning rich rubias' houses, Murray gives readers inner-city gang life from the eyes of women.

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