October 20, 2019 —
Award-winning author Daniel Chacon will read, discuss, and sign his new book, Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall, on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m., at Literarity Book Shop, 5411 N. Mesa, El Paso, Texas. This short-story collection is the sixth book of fiction by Chacón, chair of the UTEP – The University of Texas at El Paso creative writing department.
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.
“Hold on tight! Author Daniel Chacón’s KAFKA IN A SKIRT takes you on a witty rollercoaster ride through Chicano life and beyond the wall.”
“No Chicano/Latino literature collection is complete without the works of Daniel Chacón, who, with his unique humor and insight, invites us to see the world in a fresh and surprising way.”
“Daniel Chacón’s collection of stories challenges convention and resolution, offering us thought-provoking insights into our current (and oftentimes surreal) political climate. KAFKA IN A SKIRT breaks new ground in the art of social commentary that highlights the strangeness of our human condition and the follies of the skewed perceptions we maintain of ourselves, our neighbors, and the troubled world we live in.”