Güera

Rebecca Gaydos

Güera

Rebecca Gaydos

Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

88 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781632430243 Published October 2016
Invoking a Mexican slang term that translates roughly as “white girl,” Güera considers how the body’s meaning as a racialized, gendered, and sexualized surface shifts as it crosses linguistic and national borders. Gaydos’s disarmingly direct addresses slip between the spaces of story and reality, traversing the many meanings of “appearance”: not only the physical image and its attendant assumptions, but also the act of arriving or becoming visible. Moving between Los Angeles, Oaxaca, Mexico City, and Talcott, Virginia, Güera traces the way touristic desire, folklore, and stereotype transform the languages we speak and the bodies we inhabit.
Contents
PRELUDE • Arctic Dream • Tiny’s • Güera • GÜERA • The Federal District • Epilogue • Hostess in Parts
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