Autobiography of My Hungers

Autobiography of My Hungers

by Rigoberto González

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Overview

In the second of his trio of acclaimed memoirs, Rigoberto González looks at his past through a startling lens: hunger. A childhood of neglect, adolescent yearnings, and adult desire for a larger world, another lover, a different body—all are explored by González in a series of heartbreaking and poetic vignettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299292539
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Series: Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 872,722
File size: 686 KB

About the Author

Rigoberto González is the author of seventeen books of poetry and prose, including the memoirs What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth and Butterfly Boy, winner of the American Book Award. He is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers magazine, serves on the board of trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and is a professor of English at Rutgers–Newark, the State University of New Jersey.

Table of Contents

acknowledgments

 

allegory

 

I. Leaving the Motherland, Mother Leaving Me

duty

piedrita

potato

zacapu

piedrita

jugete

trash

lift

witch

piedrita

fire

x-mas

crayon

note i

crooked

piedrita

biology

wicked

dream

piedrita

glove

migra

 

II. Unsettled Independence

invisible

piedrita

tongue

insomnia

note ii

nightshift

x\u00f3chitl

piedrita

voice

reprimand

 martini

 

III. In Search of Paradise

station

piedrita

kill

outcast

eye

kite

clown

piedrita

tether

papi

godiva

piedrita

 

IV. Body Cravings

love

empty

piedrita

sketch

rain

chi

piedrita

ghosts

pseudonym

piedrita

questions

note iii

piedrita

haughty

extraction

bleed

voracious

piedrita

forest

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