Fiction. LGBT Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. GULF DREAMS is the story of a Chicana who comes of age in a racist, rural Texas town. Through memory, the protagonist reexamines her unresolved obsessive love for a young woman, her best friend since childhood. "A powerful, gripping, and disturbing story of passion and betrayal, survival and vengeance, compulsion and resilience, told in arresting images and fragmented, dreamlike narrative"—Teresa de Lauretis, professor of History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz. "This amalgam of life history, creative nonfiction, psychoanalytic treatise and fictionalized memoirs is a welcome addition to queer literature"—Gloria Anzaldua, author of BORDERLANDS.
Fiction writer, historian, and feminist theorist Emma Perez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History and the forthcoming novel Forgetting the Alamo (UT Press). Author City: BOULDER, CO USA