High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
High Spirits is a collection of eleven interconnected short stories from the Dominican diaspora, from debut author Camille Gomera-Tavarez.
It is a book centered on one extended family – the Beléns – across multiple generations.
It is set in the fictional small town of Hidalpa – and Santo Domingo and Paterson and San Juan and Washington Heights too.
It is told in a style both utterly real and distinctly magical – and its stories explore machismo, mental health, family, and identity.
But most of all, High Spirits represents the first book from Camille Gomera-Tavarez, who takes her place as one of the most extraordinary new voices to emerge in years.
- Publisher : Levine Querido (April 12, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1646141296
- ISBN-13 : 978-1646141296
- Reading age : 12 - 18 years
- Grade level : 7 - 12
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 8.55 inches