Helena Maria Viramontes’s short story “The Cariboo Café” use of multiple voices appears to echo the Native/Mexican American oral tradition of. In her short story “The Cariboo Cafe,” Helena Maria Viramontes uses these conflicting perspectives to play two very different forces off each other: structure and. Immigrant Tragedy in “The Cariboo Café” Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her.

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The Cariboo Cafe

Alida marked it as to-read Mar 18, Helena Maria Viramontes born February 26, is an American fiction writer and professor of English. No trivia or quizzes yet. What makes this shifting of perspectives interesting, though, is the information that Viramontes leaves out in each perspective. It’s a really an interesting story. The mother is a very interesting character in this way; she is so deeply devoted to her delusions that she fights with the police over a little boy she doesn’t actually know.

Gregory Rapp rated it really liked it Jul 09, The detail I find most interesting is the mother’s conviction that Macky is her son, Geraldo.


Izzy rated it liked it Jun 05, The social critique in the story is so intense. With gaps of information like that one, the story is told without directly being told.

Shelby marked it as to-read Apr 03, Vivalajane rated it liked it Jan 12, Acfe interpretation is that she is aware, but is very delusional in her misery and chooses to ignore that fact. And what about Sonya and Macky? Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps caribooo keep track of books you want to read. The quote above is one that really hit me, and defines the mother’s character well.

Paula BGu rated it really liked it Nov 27, My question from the start was why they were wandering in the first place — did their parents forget them?

The Cariboo Cafe by Helena María Viramontes

There are hints that the kids are Sonya and Macky, such as their age and her protectiveness, but we have no idea who the woman is — she seems to csfe appeared from nowhere. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Carolina rated it really liked it Dec 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each carjboo tells a part of the story, never chronologically overlapping. She has a gap in her life that can only be filled by her son, and conveniently, these two children, one of them a boy her son’s age, happen to be wandering nearby.


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Ramona rated it really liked it Nov 14, Elena Necula marked it as to-read May 12, My son and I. Vicky rated it liked it Dec 08, Cory Brown marked it as to-read Aug 30, Refresh and try again. Mallory added it Mar 28, True to its indirect style, the story leaves the ending open. caff

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