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Valero Doval

Valero Doval is an award-winning Spanish artist and illustrator. His work has appeared in publications including Texas Monthly, This American Life, and House Beautiful


The Resurrectionists

Spring 2022 | Essays

When I was young, my dad would take me to the hospital, usually on weekends, mostly on Saturdays. He was visiting his patients, the ones he’d operated on earlier that week, when he’d replaced their hip or their knee. I remember these mornings quite well because I knew, even then, that they were not normal.

The Descendant

Summer 2021 | Essays

I grew up in a leafy first-ring suburb of a segregated Rust Belt city. My childhood lay on the sunny side of the Clinton years, my parents taking full advantage of immigration policies that favored highly skilled foreign workers.