Acknowledgments Aguanile Now We Will Be Happy Bodega Muneca How to Make Flan Only Son A Wish, Like a Candle, Burns The Luckiest Man in the World Remembering The Last Hurricane Palabras
Amina Gautier teaches in the department of English at the University of Miami. She is a winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Antioch Review, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and Southern Review.
"In these richly textured and at times heartbreaking stories, Amina Gautier forges the links between generations and across oceans. She is a builder of bridges as she strives to find that middle ground between the two islands - Manhattan and Puerto Rico - that exert their tug on her characters and shape who they are and what they become." - Mary Morris, author of Revenge "In these moving, dramatic stories about hunger and fullness, Amina Gautier explores what it means to strive and live in the margins of American hope. Her shrewd compassion brings together characters determined to be happy and shows the cost of happiness with vivid, rich intelligence." - Erin McGraw, author of Better Food for a Better World.