Knitting the Fog

Knitting the Fog

Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Claudia D. Hernández’s lyrical debut follows her tumultuous adolescence and fraught homecomings as she crisscrosses the American continent.Seven-year-old Claudia wakes up one day to find her mother gone, having left for the United States to flee domestic abuse and pursue economic prosperity. Claudia and her two older s...

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Title:Knitting the Fog
Author:Claudia D. Hernández
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Edition Language:English

Knitting the Fog Reviews

  • Karen (idleutopia_reads)
    A memoir weaving bilingual poetry with an economy of words that are full of such linguistical riches that truly prove that sometimes less is more. I’m not sure how Claudia D. Hernandez was able to do it but she truly transported us back to her childhood and we got to see her life through that i...
  • Hal
    Frankly, I'm jealous. Claudia Hernandez deftly & seamlessly (masterfully!) blends memoir & poetry. Some of the poems in English were translated from the original Spanish. The result is compelling, gritty, and enlivening....
  • Melissa
    A moving memoir told through essays and poems about the author’s childhood in Guatemala and migrating to the US at the age of 10. It’s a very slice-of-life book, full of the details that a child remembers about playing with neighbors, the oddities of the neighborhood, and being raised by s...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Claudia D. Hernández tells the story of her childhood in Guatemala (Mayuelas and Tactic), of moving with her mother to the United States, of returning both places. The story is sometimes poetry, sometimes in multiple languages.Unlike many immigration stories, her homeland is not a place of violen...
  • Angie
    Mostly English with a touch of Spanish.Mostly Prose with a splattering of poetry.Mostly Raucousness flirting with humanity.If you've known sorrow or wondered of someone else's sorrow.Or eaten dirt or know someone who's eaten dirt...you might enjoy this read....
  • Andrea
    For all the young Latina’s out there. I wish I had this essay/poem collection to read when I was growing up....
  • ns510
    “I have never painted my face on the day of the / Dead. But every year, I devour el pan de muerto;I drown it in my café. I don’t like to dance with / Calaveras either, I prefer to visit and photographA stranger’s tombstone in South America, where / I find myself mourning my mother...
  • Brittany
    "Cesar, my former fifth grade classmate, would have to take all his insults back."If only, kiddo. ...

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