Trauma and the 710: The New Metropolis in Helena María Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them

  title={Trauma and the 710: The New Metropolis in Helena Mar{\'i}a Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them},
  author={Dale Pattison},
  journal={Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory},
  pages={115 - 142}
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  • Published 12 June 2014
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