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Angie Cruz

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels Let It Rain Coffee (Simon & Schuster, 2005) and Soledad (Simon & Schuster, 2001). Her essays and short fiction have been published in numerous venues including Gulf Coast, the New York Times, and Callaloo. Cruz is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the founder and editor of Aster(ix) Journal


Photographed by Angie Cruz

The Other Chile (Cecilia & Patricia)

Fall 2017 | Essays

1. I misplace an earring in my hotel room in Santiago, Chile. So I ask the head housekeeper, Patricia, if anyone has found it: a silver lotus leaf, not valuable, but special to me because it’s a good luck charm.  “Nothing can get lost he [...]