2009 Iowa Short Fiction AwardNamed a 2009 Finest Publication of the Year by both the Miami Herald and also the Miami New Times2010 John Gardner Award2010 Evil one"s Cooking area Checking out Honor in Prose.
"This is absolutely a young author to expect, lively, clever, with an unerring ear for an area's voices, its losses, its outrageous telenovela overindulgences, as well as its touching battles to recognize itself in a colony. I rejoiced not to need to leave Hialeah today, however to remain enough time to hear its several tales as informed by a talented author like Jennine Capó Crucet."-- Julia Alvarez, writer, Just how the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Throughout the Butterflies, as well as Go back to Sender
"Jennine Capó Crucet is an impressive brand-new ability-- she's amusing, she's wise, and also she recognizes just how to inform fantastic tales. I fell for this fantastic collection from the initial paragraph, and also I was still smitten on the last web page."-- Curtis Sittenfeld, writer, American Spouse
"Jennine Capó Crucet is an unbelievable ability. This publication-- regarding Miami and also Cuba and also personalities that live within those globes in addition to past them-- is created with such impressive vigor and also valiancy that I intended to press the paper it was composed on, rejoice, and also run around suggesting it to everybody I understand."-- Cristina Henríquez, writer, The Globe in Fifty percent
"Jennine Capó Crucet is an extremely talented author. Her tales go to as soon as uproarious, uncomfortable, as well as also creepy. Hers is a strong brand-new voice in Latina/o letters, as well as this launching is advantageous."-- Luis Alberto Urrea, writer, The Hummingbird's Child
United in their tough local color and also instilled with the fading mirrors of a shed homeland, the tales in Jennine Capó Crucet's striking launching collection provide for Miami what Edward P. Jones provides for Washington, D.C., and also what James Joyce provided for Dublin: they increase our concepts and also our assumptions of the city by subjecting its at risk yet difficult underbelly.Crucet's writing has actually been formed by the individuals and also landscapes of South Florida and also by the tales of Cuba informed by her moms and dads as well as abuelos. Her very own tales are notified by her experiences as a Cuban American female living within as well as without her area, all set to leave as well as all set to return, "prepared to grieve whatever. "Concerning us from the primarily
Hispanic working-class communities of Hialeah, the voices of this balmy area of Miami proclaim to us from wild all-night funeral services as well as kitchen areas packed with plátanos and also croquetas and also lechón ribs, from domino tables and also stogie manufacturing facilities, glitter-purple Buicks as well as handed-down Mommy Rides, personal houses of santeras as well as battles on front grass. Contacting us to us from crowded expressways as well as canals below deserted walkways shielding a city's keys, these voices are the heart of Miami, and also in this prize-winning collection Jennine Capó Crucet makes them sing.