Thursday, February 16, 2012
In la lucha
1 day left before you can get Fat Girl in a Strange Land (with my story "La Gorda and the City of Silver") from Amazon.com and I've decided to set up my own little giveaway here. Participate and you'll be entered into the raffle to receive one of my copies of the anthology.
Okay, here's the catch. You have to do three things and post a comment here so I know to enter you in the raffle.
1) A teeny, tiny bit of research. La Gorda's father was inspired by a real person, a Guatemalan filmmaker who started out filming episodic lucha libre movies that showed before feature films in some Guatemalan movie theaters. His first full-length film featured one of his luchadores and a child from outer space. What's his name?
2) A nod toward those living en la lucha. Femicide rates in places like Guatemala and Honduras are extraordinarily high. I follow Vivas Guatemala@vivasgt and Campo Algodonero@femicidios, in addition to a number of independent Guatemalan women journalists, on Twitter who are serious about drawing attention to the issue. Of course, femicide isn't only a problem in Central America, so go on the net, read something about it (UNICEF issues reports and alerts about femicide rates, for example) and then just let me know here you did - no proof required. I trust you.
3) Insight into who you really are. If you were part of Lucha Libre team, what would your luchador/a name be?
That's it. I'll give you all a week or so before I pick the winner.