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Publisher — Metatron Press
Date Published — January 12, 2017
ISBN — 9781988355078

Tropico

Marcela Huerta

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Publisher — Metatron Press
Date Published — January 12, 2017
ISBN — 9781988355078

Tropico, Marcela Huerta’s debut collection of poetry, tackles grief, memory, and the experiences of a second-generation immigrant. The daughter of political refugees from Chile, Huerta shares memories of her recently departed father, who becomes a symbol for Chilean culture and leftist resistance after his passing. Through the intimate detailing of everyday occurrences, Tropico reveals how intergenerational trauma disrupts childhood and lays bare the lived effects of American imperialism.