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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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All she wants is for her and her son to go home. Eser rated it liked it Apr 14, Diana rated it really liked it Oct 12, Shelby marked it as to-read Apr 03, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It makes an interesting statement about the lengths to which people will go to heal heartbreak — pretty damn far. Kara added it Nov 03, We know that she is desperate to get her son back, but the question the story doesn’t answer is whether or not she is aware that Macky is not her son.


True to its indirect style, the story leaves the ending open. Apr 10, Heba Yasser rated it it was amazing. Jsilesky rated it really liked it Nov 23, Want to Read saving…. Mallory added it Mar 28, Mirela Dehne added it Jan 10, Lubnaa rated it liked it Mar 19, Carolina rated it really liked it Dec 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alicia marked it as to-read Jun 14, My interpretation is that she is aware, but is very delusional in her misery and chooses to ignore that fact.

The social critique in the story is so intense.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ash added it Mar 09, Will she herself get taken away by the police?

Posted by Cayla Logan at 1: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The detail I find most interesting is the mother’s conviction that Macky is her son, Geraldo.

Vicky rated it liked it Dec 08, The quote above is one that really hit me, and defines the mother’s character well. Mirella rated it really liked it Aug 14, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Each character tells a xafe of the story, never chronologically overlapping.


The Cariboo Cafe

Paula BGu rated it really liked it Nov 27, Arunima marked it as to-read Jul 10, What makes cadiboo shifting of perspectives interesting, though, is the information that Viramontes leaves out in each perspective. Anna Moe marked it as to-read Apr 23, Rebecca marked it as to-read Mar 24, Heidi Elizabeth rated it liked it Jun 05, Lider Kara rated it really liked it Mar 23, Elena Necula marked it as to-read May 12, Trivia About The Cariboo Csriboo.

Tyvena Scafe added it Jan 16, Cory Brown marked it as to-read Aug 30, I recommend this to anyone who hasn’t read it before. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Short Thoughts on Short Stories: “The Cariboo Café” by Helena Viramontes

Will she simply continue looking for a replacement Geraldo? To ask other readers questions about The Cariboo Cafeplease sign up. Alida marked it as to-read Mar 18,