A Country of My Own: Letters From Mexico. Lucia Berlin.

A Country of My Own: Letters From Mexico

Berkeley: Poltroon Press, 2019. Daniel Gonzalez. Hard cover. Near Fine / No jacket. Item #86300
ISBN: 0918395364

Poltroon Press, Berkeley, 2019. First Edition
A collection of letters she wrote from Mexico City between November 1991 and June 1992. For seven months Lucia was occupied with her dying sister and her nephew and nieces. Pretty much housebound, she was able to write some compelling stories. “Fool to cry,” “Wait a minute” and “Pantéon de Dolores” (included in the first FSG collection) are vignettes from 1992, the same period covered in these letters. But she wrote in frustration that she couldn’t really translate her life into her fiction: “… pissed because I’ll Never be able to write about a lot of what I’m learning, or even about my family here. So I’m trying to make up characters, very difficult for me to do.”

There are only 125 copies of the book, printed on Hahnemühle Ingres paper and bound in patterned paper over boards.

Price: $200.00