Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2020
I had a few favorites, Brother’s Funeral, Single Chicas.
The writing is crisp, the characters well rounded, flawed in a way that gives them a very real people feel .
You can read the stories in any order you wish, all very individual.
I found the writing voice deliciously cynical, mischievous, and at times a little mean.
Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you’re looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you’re better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas
Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she’s never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.