Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul
In Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul, Bryan Allen Fierro brings to life the people and places that form the fragile heart of the East Los Angeles community. In the title story, a father’s love of Dodger baseball is matched only by the disconnect he must bridge with his young son. In another story, a young widower remembers his wedding day with his father-in-law. The boys and men in this collection challenge masculine stereotypes, while the girls and women defy gender roles. Hope and faith in their own community defines the characters, and propels them toward an awareness of their own personal responsibility to themselves and to their families, even as they eschew those closest to them in pursuit of a different future.
Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a tour de force—the first collection of an authentic new voice examining community with humor, hope, and brutal honesty.
“Bryan Allen Fierro is the real deal. This stunning collection is the harbinger of a bright-shining writing career beginning its run. Highly recommended.”—Luis Alberto Urrea
“Fierro displays the prowess of a master storyteller. A powerful and evocative debut.”—Don Rearden, author of The Raven's Gift
“Bryan Fierro’s stories are breathtaking and essential. Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a two-outs, bottom-of-the-ninth Kirk Gibson home run.”—Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park