Interview with author Désirée Zamorano

The Amado womenOn the lives of L.A.’s Latinas and ‘The Amado Women’

In Désirée Zamorano’s new novel The Amado Women, the author explores the ties that bind the women in an upwardly mobile Los Angeles family, and how those connections are tested when tragedy strikes.

Zamorano makes a point of depicting characters who are middle-class, true-to-life, and Latina. “There are no gardeners, maids, or gang members in my book,” Zamorano told Publishers Weekly. “These women are professionals: a teacher, a financial advisor, and an artist.”

Zamorano, who is also a playwright, works as director of the Community Literacy Center at Occidental College. “The Amado Women” is published by the award-winning Cinco Puntos Press; additionally, Zamorano has published two mysteries digitally.

Read the interview @ LA Times

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 4, 2014.

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