Sunday, October 31, 2010

This Will Keep Me Inspired for Years to Come

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't f*** them."

-John Waters

Tales from the Town of Widows by James Cañón

Tales from the Town of Widows stands as a debut novel from James Cañón of Colombia. Mariquita, a mountain village, loses all of their men due to the forced enlisting to war. ( In real life, Colombia has had an ongoing battle between the guerillas and the government for decades.) The women, adamant about survival, unite after much tumult. Cañón has styled a ferocious imagining of what would occur in a community without men. If you are a person with a narrow perception of sexuality and gendcr, then this is not the story for you.