© 2024 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Book Public — Que Esperanzas: 'Sabrina & Corina' by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Ways To Subscribe
Kali Fajardo Anstine
Kali Fajardo Anstine

This episode's story is “Sabrina & Corina" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine from the story collection of the same name.

Sabrina and Corina are cousins. They grow up very close as children. They are like sisters — best friends. In their late teens and 20s, things start to change. They begin to grow apart, and their life choices and opportunities lead them down divergent roads. We know from the very first part of the story that Sabrina is dead. She's been strangled. The violence of this tragedy is not new in the Cordova family, as we learn. Corina mourns her cousin's death, but, it seems, she's been mourning a kind of loss for a very long time.

TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. If you value our commitment to the highest standards of responsible journalism and are able to do so, please consider making your gift of support today.

Yvette Benavides can be reached at bookpublic@tpr.org.