Dahlia Season

Dahlia. Season. (1). Florecita. Negra16. I used to pride myself on being a freak
magnet. Yes, los weirdoes de este mundo17 had a sweet tooth for me. Walking
home from school, flashers would show me their nuts, and later on, during
cartoons ...

Dahlia Season

Dahlia Season

Chicana. Goth. Dykling. Desiree Garcia knows she’s weird and a weirdo magnet. To extinguish her strangeness, her parents ship her to Saint Michael’s Catholic High School, then to Mexico, but neurology can’t be snuffed out so easily: Screwy brain chemistry holds the key to Desiree’s madness. As fellow crazies sense a kinship with her, Desiree attracts a coterie of both wanted and unwanted admirers, including a pair of racist deathrock sisters, a pretty Hispanic girl who did time in California’s most infamous mental asylum, and a transnational stalker with a pronounced limp. As high school graduation nears, Desiree’s weirdness turns from charming to alarming. Plagued by increasingly bizarre thoughts and urges, Desiree convinces herself she’s schizophrenic, despite assurance otherwise. In college, she finds Rae, an ex-carnie trannyboi, who becomes the June Carter to her Johnny Cash. With Rae’s help, Desiree answers the riddle of her insanity and names her disease. Combining the spark of Michelle Tea, the comic angst of Augusten Burroughs, and the warmth of Sandra Cisneros, Mexican American author Myriam Gurba has created a territory all her own. Dahlia Season not only contains the title novella, but also several of Gurba’s acclaimed stories. Myriam Gurba is a high school teacher who lives in Long Beach, California, home of Snoop Dogg and the Queen Mary. She graduated from UC Berkeley, and her writing has appeared in anthologies like The Best American Erotica (St. Martin’s Press), Bottom’s Up (Soft Skull Press), Secrets and Confidences (Seal Press), and Tough Girls (Black Books).

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Dahlia Season
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Myriam Gurba
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-01 - Publisher: Manic D Press

Chicana. Goth. Dykling. Desiree Garcia knows she’s weird and a weirdo magnet. To extinguish her strangeness, her parents ship her to Saint Michael’s Catholic High School, then to Mexico, but neurology can’t be snuffed out so easily: Screwy brain chemistry holds the key to Desiree’s madness. As fellow crazies sense
The Florist and Pomologist
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Myriam Gurba
Categories: Floriculture
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The Dahlia Annual
Language: en
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Authors: Myriam Gurba
Categories: Dahlias
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

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The Florist, Fruitist, and Garden Miscellany
Language: en
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Authors: Myriam Gurba
Categories: Floriculture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1856 - Publisher:

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Bulletin
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Authors: American Dahlia Society
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