February 17, 2021
In case you’ve missed Daniel Chacón reading from his University of Arizona Press book, Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall, here’s your chance. Chacon read as part of the Fresno Writers Live virtual reading series last year.
In Kafka in a Skirt, Chacón subverts expectation and bends the rules of reality to create stories that are intriguing, hilarious, and deeply rooted in Chicano culture. These stories explore the concept of a wall that reaches beyond our immediate thoughts of a towering physical structure. While Chacón aims to address the partition along the U.S.-Mexico border, he also uses these stories to work through the intangible walls that divide communities and individuals—particularly those who straddle multiple cultures in their daily lives.