flesh to bone featured on Feministing.com
ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone was recently featured on Feministing.com, an online community for feminists and their allies. The Feministing crew, creators of “Not Oprah’s Book Club” book review series, strives to bring attention to feminist literature and authors that are underrepresented in mainstream media.
Verónica Bayetti Flores, a Feministing contributor, wrote a stunning review of flesh to bone. In her review, “Feministing Readz: Looking for home in ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone”, she remarks on the major themes that permeate the collection of short stories: indígena identity, resistance, pain, illness, and the search for home. Bayetti Flores writes: “These stories are also imbued with the resistance of folks who are disabled and chronically ill. And in fact, though only a few of the stories touch on illness in the traditional sense, the author’s identity as chronically ill in some ways touches on all the stories; these aren’t stories where pain is resolved, where love or some other literary trope enters to cure protagonists of their pain or longing. They’re stories of the struggle to live with pain – of the constant and granting gnawing of pain, yes, but also of the power in people who live with pain daily.”
You can read the entire review here.