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Maria Venegas

Biography

Maria Venegas

Maria Venegas was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States when she was four years old. Venegas’s short stories have appeared in Ploughshares and Huizache. She has taught creative writing at Hunter College and currently works as a mentor at Still Waters in a Storm, a reading and writing sanctuary for children in Brooklyn. She lives in New York City.

Maria Venegas

Books by Maria Venegas

by Maria Venegas - Memoir, Nonfiction

After a 14-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father. While spending the following summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fences, he begins sharing stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence --- from the final conversations he had with his own father, to his extradition from the United States for murder, to his mother’s pride after he shot a man for the first time at the age of 12.