Maria, Maria: And Other Stories

  • Type: Books
  • By: Marytza K. Rubio
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Kat V.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781324090540
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The wild ride you come to expect from short stories with a dark and mystic twist.

Steeped in ancient traditions of magic and mysticism, this collection transports the reader to jungles, the underworld, and dystopian futures. It focuses on Mexican American women and their power and connection to each other and nature, with the dark twists and turns you expect from short stories. I felt totally transported by each new tale, but particularly the grand finale and longest by far, title chapter Maria, Maria. Themes of family, independence, and deep spiritual connections are clear as a crystal ball as each Maria makes her way through the world in her own way, and often on her own terms.
Readers who enjoyed the Bloodchild collection by Octavia Butler and the works of Lovecraft might enjoy this book as well.