"Powerful, engaging tales that make vivid use of magical realism" --Kirkus Review (more)
A college student battles evil when her father is detained by ICE. An undocumented teenager is ripped from her hometown and fights to survive a haunted place. After rescuing her nephew at the border, a young woman wrestles with her privilege and the power of La Santa Muerte. A curandera confronts a demon to help her granddaughter survive her violent husband. A young Chicana journalist from Seattle, travels to Mexico, plunging into femicide and a secret society.
Women of Fire and Snow is a collection of contemporary stories of women straddling the Mexican-American border while finding their place and voice. Cultural identity, gender violence, forced migration, sacrifice, love, and resiliency give birth to suspenseful tales in which stark realism is tempered by the supernatural and mystical.
From the deserts and volcanoes of Mexico to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, these fast-paced stories blend social commentary with classic and psychological horror.
These stories reference sexual abuse, rape, gender violence, and death, which may be disturbing to some readers.