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'Math for the Self-Crippling': Ursula Villarreal Moura’s chapbook of flash fiction makes a big impression

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Ursula Villarreal Moura

Ursula Villarreal Moura’s chapbook collection of interconnected stories is only 53 pages long and offers flash stories spanning three decades, from 1990s to the present-day and settings in San Antonio and beyond.

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Points of view vary from first, to second, to third. The subject matter also varies and offers interesting dualities.

Stark sadness and dark humor. Callow, wide-eyed narrators alongside older and wiser ones still trying to figure out life’s unanswerable questions. It is a little book that packs a tremendous punch.

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