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Helena Maria Viramontes’s short story “The Cariboo Café” use of multiple voices appears to echo the Native/Mexican American oral tradition of. In her short story “The Cariboo Cafe,” Helena Maria Viramontes uses these conflicting perspectives to play two very different forces off each other: structure and. Immigrant Tragedy in “The Cariboo Café” Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her.

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Posted by Cayla Logan at 1: Will she herself get taken away by the police? Open Preview See a Problem? Isabella rated it it was amazing Mar 30, All she wants is for her and her son to go home.

Veronika rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Ana Chacon added carboo Oct 30, We know that she is desperate to get her son back, but the question the story doesn’t answer is whether or not she is aware that Macky is not her son. My son and I.

Think Clearly: “The Cariboo Cafe” a short story by Helena María Viramontes: A Commentary

Cory Brown marked it as to-read Aug 30, What makes this shifting of perspectives interesting, though, is the information that Viramontes leaves out in each perspective. It makes an interesting statement about the lengths to which people will go to heal heartbreak — pretty damn far. Each character tells a part of the story, never chronologically overlapping. Refresh and carinoo again.


True to its indirect style, the story leaves the ending open. Jsilesky rated it really liked it Nov 23, Mirella rated it really liked it Aug 14, Apr 10, Heba Yasser rated it it was amazing.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page. Out of all the stories I’ve read, this one is written in possibly the most unique perspective.

Short Thoughts on Short Stories: “The Cariboo Café” by Helena Viramontes

Shelby marked it as to-read Apr 03, Diana rated it really liked it Oct 12, Published by Arte Publico Press.

Want to Read saving…. Allysa Khan rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Elena Necula marked it as to-read May 12, Carolina rated it really liked it Dec 23, Gregory Rapp carriboo it really liked it Jul 09, With gaps of information like that one, the story is told without directly being told. Vivalajane rated it liked it Jan 12, Lubnaa rated it liked it Mar 19, Valerie rated it really liked it Oct 18, Will she simply continue looking for a replacement Geraldo?

Clearly there was somebody caribboo for them, since the news that they were missing went out so quickly, but why were they alone cafiboo the first place?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I recommend this to anyone who hasn’t read it before. It’s a really an interesting story.


Heidi Elizabeth rated it liked it Jun 05, Iridewildrainbows rated it really liked it Apr 17, Arunima marked it as to-read Jul 10, My interpretation is that she is aware, but is very delusional in her misery and chooses to ignore that fact. My question from the start was why they were wandering in the first cave — did their parents forget them?

Alida marked it as to-read Mar 18, Ramona rated it really liked it Nov 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to caruboo. Anna Moe marked it as to-read Apr 23, The mother is a very interesting character in this way; she is so deeply devoted to her delusions that she fights with the police over a little boy she doesn’t actually know.

The Cariboo Cafe

To ask other readers questions about The Cariboo Cafeplease sign up. Kaycee Ingram added it Sep 29, There are hints that the kids are Sonya and Macky, such as their age and her protectiveness, but we have no idea who the woman is — she seems to have appeared from nowhere. Kara added it Nov 03, No trivia or quizzes yet.