The Life Assignment (Paperback)

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About the Author


Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón and the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer|Arts|Mentorship. He lives in New York, where he serves as managing director at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center.

Praise For…


“. . . This bilingual collection asks us to consider how we as readers and citizens reconcile self and state, body and landscape, desire and capital, language and communication . . .”
—Emily Skillings

"In this quietly furious bilingual debut, Maldonado challenges the entanglements of power, queer love, money, and language against the backdrop of a post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a life of daily labor in New York City...."
https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781945588549
— Publishers Weekly

"...Maldonado’s observations about capitalism’s prevailing violence are particularly timely in this lonely, decades-long year—embodied in references to foreclosure, workday uniforms, and guilty fantasies of productivity and self-improvement...." --Julia V. Pretsfelder, https://remezcla.com/features/culture/best-books-of-2020/
— Remezcla


Product Details
ISBN: 9781945588549
ISBN-10: 1945588543
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 80
Language: English