In the Cards: A Collection of Memories Inspired by Lotería

In the Cards: A Collection of Memories Inspired by Lotería

by Christina Saballos


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In the game of Lotería, we are each destined the cards that decide our fate as players.

A sensitive young man in mourning is visited by his dead mother’s spirit. A girl is captivated by her brother’s

melancholy music with no clue of the grim sadness his future holds. A trio of youngsters learn the meaning of

retaliation against the ultimate summertime rejection.

Beginning with a few pages of ghost stories told to her by her grandmother, Christina Saballos started a blog that

featured short memoirs based on family lore and personal experiences. For an amusing challenge, each story was

inspired by one of the iconic images of the popular Mexican card game Lotería. With fifty-four cards in the deck,

she flipped through the images until an idea sparked and a memory was awakened.

These memories, best shared around the dinner table, on long road trips, by letter, or those delicious one-on-one

conversations over coffee or beers, are intimate examples of pain, struggle, and love that build our identities and

make up our destinies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543430837
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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