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By Daisy Hernandez

ISBN-10: 0807014494

ISBN-13: 9780807014493

A coming-of-age memoir by way of a Colombian-Cuban lady approximately shaping classes from domestic right into a new, queer life

In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the ladies in her Cuban-Colombian kinfolk taught her approximately love, cash, and race. Her mom warns her approximately envidia and males who seduce you with pastries, whereas one tía bemoans that her niece is popping out to be “una india” rather than an American. one other auntie instructs that once individuals are shut, they're guaranteed to develop into like uña y mugre, fingernails and grime, and that no, Daisy’s father isn't godless. He’s easily praying to a sweet dish that may be traced again to Africa.

These lessons—rooted in women’s stories of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative aspect what it capacity to develop up lady in an immigrant domestic. in a single tale, Daisy units out to defy the dictates of race and sophistication that preoccupy her mom and tías, yet courting ladies and transmen, and coming to spot as bisexual, leads her to unforeseen questions. In one other piece, NAFTA shuts neighborhood factories in her place of birth at the outskirts of latest York urban, and she or he starts off translating unemployment kinds for her mom and dad, relocating among English and Spanish, in addition to inner most and collective fears. In prose that's either memoir and statement, Daisy displays on reporting for the recent York occasions because the paper is rocked by means of the most important plagiarism scandal in its heritage and plunged into debates in regards to the function of race within the newsroom.

A heartfelt exploration of relations, id, and language, A Cup of Water lower than My mattress is eventually a daughter’s tale of discovering herself and her group, and of constructing a brand new, queer life.

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Everyone laughs when I raise my eyebrows and look like I'm going to faint from pleasure. But then I realize that I actually am going to faint from sitting up so straight and I make them put me back down flat. The doctors are here to look at my hands. Mom and Dad are here too, and a couple of nurses, and everybody seems really excited to see how my hands are doing. The doctors unwrap the bandages. They're purple and spotted and covered with blood and staples. They start talking about how great my purple skinny hands look and how I'm going to get full range of motion back.

This hurts too much. I'm so scared. Mom says I had a punctured lung from something they did wrong in surgery and my lung collapsed and that's why they had to put the tubes through my rib cage, but I'm better now and that shouldn't happen again. I hope that never happens again. Everybody is worried because my temperature is so high, but forty doesn't seem very high to me, or maybe it is because it's not Celsius or it is Celsius, I'm not sure which. The tube in my throat is out, and my voice works again.

I tell Mom with the message board about my dream about standing, and she's really happy about that. I don't tell her I was with Tina. My friends from school are sending me stuff all the time. Stephen sent me a tape, and they put it on the stereo for me. He put all these Aerosmith songs on it because he knows how much I like them. I miss him and Megan. I hope they're happy. Dad is reading the comics when I wake up. It's the Sunday comics because it's in color. He holds up the pictures so I can see and starts reading what Charlie Brown says to Lucy and what Lucy says to Charlie Brown and what Garfield says to Odie.

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