The Guns in the Closet


Jose Yglesias

ISBN: 978-1-55885-162-7
Publication Date: 1996
Bind: Trade Paperback
Pages: 182



About The Book

There is no better metaphor for the tension created by fear and misunderstanding of Hispanics and other minorities in the United States than “guns in the closet.” Jose Yglesias’ first and only collection of stories reminds the reader that the gap between works and deeds mirrors the relationship of literature and life. Forever entertaining and inviting, Jose Yglesias is as humane and humorous as ever in these narratives that were published in The New Yorker and other leading magazines over the course of the last twenty years.

Ever the observant journalist and effortless storyteller, Yglesias takes us from the political event to the very heartbeat of the people creating news and culture. Before us unfolds human comedy, in all of its splendor, pitfalls and contradictions. Urbane, ironic, witty and extremely original, these stories are classic Jose Yglesias.