Sad Girls

by Margaret Elysia Garcia

Sad Girls & Other Stories introduces us to a world of chicanas and their families and friends as they come of age in a dystopian suburban backdrop of southeastern Los Angeles. Theirs is a world both confined and enhanced by the discoveries of family secrets, geography, sexuality, body-image and existential inexplicable sadness. Of the freeways both splintering neighborhoods and providing the sanctuary of numbness as they head North out of the suburbs of Los Angeles to other cities, to college, to freedom and to finally feel.