story: “Contract Overseas”
author: Mia Alvar
where: Bagdad Theater on Hawthorne Blvd.
note: I love brother sister sibling stories. This collection was recommended to me in Aspen.
a line: “After the cafés closed, they spilled into the dormitories to prolong such life-and-death debates as whether literature had social duties, as Salvador Lopez believed, or whether art’s only obligation was to art itself, as Jose Garcia Villa did.”
theme(s): Siblings, sacrifice, education, womanhood, writing