So, new novel out. Oprah book club etc. ‘But Mexicans and violence and – and it’s wrong, d’ye see?
Gurba says the most frustrating part about the attention around American Dirt and the large advance Cummins received is the scant attention Chicano narratives, written by Chicano people, receive. “The machine that is supporting this book is dystopian in nature. Meanwhile, I have published three books through indie presses and have not made more than $5,000 on them. That gives you a sense of what value is being ascribed to authentic voices.”
It’s selling more than my books.
Jealousy is, of course, very human but it’s not all that attractive, is it?