Helena Maria Viramontes’s short story “The Cariboo Café” use of multiple voices appears to echo the Native/Mexican American oral tradition of. In her short story “The Cariboo Cafe,” Helena Maria Viramontes uses these conflicting perspectives to play two very different forces off each other: structure and. Immigrant Tragedy in “The Cariboo Café” Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her.

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Jsilesky rated it really liked it Nov 23, Shelby marked it csriboo to-read Apr 03, Valerie rated it really liked it Oct 18, The detail I find most interesting is the mother’s conviction that Macky is her son, Geraldo. Jannur marked it as to-read Mar 28, Lider Kara rated it really liked caribio Mar 23, The mother is a very interesting character in this way; she is so deeply devoted to her delusions that she fights with the police over a little boy she doesn’t actually know.

The Cariboo Cafe

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My caff from the start was why they were wandering in the first place — did their parents forget them? Alicia marked it as to-read Jun 14, Gregory Rapp rated it really liked it Jul 09, Each character tells a part of the story, never chronologically overlapping. And what about Sonya and Macky?


The Cariboo Cafe by Helena María Viramontes

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Eser rated it liked it Apr 14, Will she simply continue looking for a replacement Geraldo? There are hints that the kids are Sonya and Macky, such as their age and her protectiveness, but we have no idea who the woman is — she seems to have appeared from nowhere. Out of all the stories I’ve read, this one is written in possibly the most unique perspective.

Paula BGu rated it really liked it Nov 27, Rebecca marked it as to-read Acfe 24, Carolina rated it really liked it Dec 23, Posted by Cayla Logan at 1: Florintina added it Aug 04, Heidi Elizabeth rated it liked it Jun 05, It makes an interesting statement about the lengths to which people will go to heal heartbreak — pretty damn far.

Elise rated it liked it Oct 01, Izzy rated it liked it Jun 05, It’s a really an caribo story.

Apr 10, Heba Yasser rated it it fafe amazing. She has a gap in her life that can only be filled by her son, and conveniently, these two children, one of them a boy her son’s age, happen to be wandering nearby.


Lubnaa rated it liked it Mar 19, Helena Maria Viramontes born February 26, is an American fiction writer and professor of English.

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Cory Brown marked it as to-read Aug 30, With gaps of information like that one, the story is told without directly being told. The social critique in the story is so intense. Kara carkboo it Nov 03, Refresh and try again.

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The minor detail that Macky is csfe her son is irrelevant, because she is so desperate.