Ohio State Professor Wrote Book of Fictional Snapshots into Latino Community

February 8, 2017
Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands, Frederick Luis Aldama

A new book at the Wexner Center for the Arts Bookstore aims to bridge the gap between the spiritual and physical borders for Latin American people in America.

Frederick Luis Aldama, distinguished professor of English at Ohio State, wrote “Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands,” a fictional compilation of short stories.

The book features short stories that are 750 words or less in length, all of which touch on themes of family, romance, migration and the eccentricities of everyday life. Each story offers a snapshot of what it means to exist physically and spiritually in the borderlands of the Americas today, according to a press release. Aldama said the borderlands can be physical, like a border between countries, or a spiritual border for Latinos adjusting to life in a different culture... Read more