Sabrina & Corina is captivating, bold and beautiful. There's a world here, and you’ll feel privileged to peer inside. This is a literary debut that kicks in the door. Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a badass.
I declare Sabrina & Corina required reading for all Denverites (transplants especially)! You'll find some familiar place names here: Colfax, Cheesman, Central Library, Tacos Jalisco, and the neighborhood formerly known as the Northside, for example. They are the backdrop to Fajardo-Anstine's perspective on the gentrification of the West and the lives of its all but entirely displaced residents. Follow her cast of indigenous Latinas, among them a young girl at home in the shadow of the Sangres, a just-released prisoner, a sex worker, a grandmother on Galapago, and a pair of cousins, one who lives, one who dies, as they grapple with their histories and, often, their Mile High roots. If nothing else, read the title story -- it's haunted me for months!