Barefoot Dogs

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  • Title: Barefoot Dogs
  • Author: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
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  • Page: 359
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Barefoot Dogs

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  • Review can also be found in my blog wp p7a9pe mgBarefoot Dogs is a book that demands we relish every word and revel in its ephemeral nature It is a slender collection of only 140 pages of content that exudes sophistication and relevance The narrative follows the Arteagas, a wealthy Mexican family who is forced to expatriate and abandon their ancestral home in Mexico after the patriarch, Jose Victoriano Arteaga, is kidnapped by a drug gang and all their lives face immediate peril Even though it c [...]

  • 3.5 Barefoot Dogs is a slender volume of connected short stories glimpsing at the lives of a wealthy Mexican family after the patriarch has been kidnapped Each story is about a son, daughter, mistress, maid or other relative displaced in Palo Alto, New York, Austin and Spain It is an unusual book subtle and thought provoking I was left wishing for .

  • The patriarch of a wealthy Mexico City family disappears Kidnappings are common, and the grown children, most with families of their own, do not respond to ransom requests Pieces of their father begin to arrive in the mail.The family scatters, leaving their home and privileged lives out of guilt, panic, and genuine concern over possible continued violence Ruiz Camacho s linked short stories takes up these lives in cities spread across the United States One son, with his wife and child and dog, w [...]

  • If you keep your eyes trained straight ahead, you might be able to convince yourself that the horrible thing going on in the periphery of your vision isn t really happening That s what reading these short stories is like The horrible thing and this isn t a spoiler is the kidnapping and torture of the patriarch of an affluent family in Mexico City The stories are all inter related each one focusing on a different member of the family including their domestics , who are all forced to either flee M [...]

  • The patriarch of a wealthy family in Mexico is kidnapped and family members scatter to Europe and the United States in fear One son is left behind in the family estate to monitor the situation These stories are linked but not in a linear fashion and each family members situation is discussed in the stories.It s quite rare to read stories of Mexicans or Mexican life where the stories are of well to do characters and not just the poor I enjoyed reading these stories and rushed through them trying [...]

  • An excellent novel, taking a look at the lives of the wealthy Mexican families affected by the wars with the cartels, and how it impacts on the futures of the entire family.

  • A slim and beautiful collection of stories following a wealthy Mexican family after the kidnapping of their patriarch The stories are from several different perspectives including grandchildren and maids, but my favorite one was the titular story at the end.

  • When I finally sat down and read this book, I really enjoyed it Often when I read books that are a compilation of short stories, I ll read a story here and there with no rush to get through it That is what I started doing with this book, but the stories are all connected, and it was much better to read it as I would a novel The stories were emotional and engaging, and it was interesting to see everything come together in the end, even though it began in tragedy I won a copy of this book from a g [...]

  • This book wasn t at all what I expected, probably because I have read very few short story collections and very few works about this part of the world, but I was pleasantly surprised Initially I put this down after the first two stories with the intention of returning to it eventually because I was reading the stories too literally and therefore wasn t able to connect to the author s purpose However, upon returning to this book I allowed the stories to flow easily and prevented myself from over [...]

  • ANTONIO RUIZ CAMACHOBarefoot Dogs StoriesFICTIONNew York ScribnerHardcover, 978 147684960 also available as ebook 156 pages, 23.00March 10, 2015Reviewed for Lone Star Literary Life by Michelle Newby, 4.5.15Most of the Mexicans we read about in the United States are immigrants, maids, janitors, day laborers, and the like In this country we don t often read about Mexicans in Mexico unless they re drug lords cartel kingpins and their enforcers or the poor, desperate classes victimized by them We al [...]

  • Writing about the missing is an exercise in filling silences The kidnapped Mexican patriarch at the center of Antonio Ruiz Camacho s debut collection Barefoot Dogs doesn t make his appearance until the last story by then, he s already in pieces It s a disturbing moment of violence after the fact, as well as an elegant metaphor for the family left behind Barefoot Dogs is the story, not of poor doomed Jos Victoriano Arteaga, but of his family and domestic servants fleeing Mexico and struggling to [...]

  • These are the elites of Mexico City Each story connects with a different member of this family the children, grandchildren, and mistress of a man who was kidnapped and presumably killed It s not clear how many members of the family know why he was targeted It s never spelled out for the reader The reader fortunately doesn t have to read about his experience being kidnapped, etc It s left to our imaginations maybe that s worse just as it is for his family.I had a hard time following that when the [...]

  • I was happy to receive this book as a GoodReads Giveaway win and looked forward to reading it I have read several books before with each chapter from a different person s point of view as they reveal the story to the reader They were very well done and I like the technique I have to say I was quite disappointed in this book.While it takes the reader through a series of stories that are supposed to be telling you about the aftermath of the kidnapping of the patriarch, it just doesn t seem to work [...]

  • Picked this book up randomly when I was browsing in my library, mainly because I needed a small and accessible book to get me out of my reading slump.This book was definitely dark and sad seeing how this uppe r class mexican family handled that horror was shocking and every short story gave a different point of view What I liked is that some stories had another story going on while the main problem was happening Some stories though felt a little unecessary I dont know how to explain This is Anto [...]

  • Antonio Ruiz Camacho s debut, Barefoot Dogs, is a novel in stories that gives a fragmented but revelatory glimpse of the human costs of the Mexican drug war, a nebulous and little understood conflict that has destroyed than one hundred thousand lives and gobbled up tens of billions of dollars One can imagine these stories going on forever, each one adding a bit clarity to the incomprehensible contemporary world we live in, a place full of loneliness and joy and increasingly mundane violence, a [...]

  • I completed this novel last night After thinking about it for a while, I decided it is time to review it I gave it a two star because it was not my type of read It is a street tough novel with strong language in it, I did read it quickly It was a very easy read The stories are all about people that are affected by the kidnapping of Jose Victoriano Arteaga, the patriarch of a Mexican family Once the kidnapping occurs all of Jose s family except for one son flee Mexico We are shown how this life c [...]

  • I have found that diaspora fiction on the whole usually tends to feature the experiences of low income refugee immigrant families, forced to relocate to a new country due to war or economic desperation Antonio Ruiz Camacho offers up a different narrative in Barefoot Dogs, a collection of short stories about an ultra rich Mexican family, scattered across the globe due to the kidnapping and assumed death of their beloved patriarch The most compelling aspect of this novel is Ruiz Camacho s ability [...]

  • A good debut by an author with potential In these interconnected first person stories the extended family of a wealthy patriarch react to his kidnapping and the repercussions Most run to America, dispersed from their family and comfortable lifestyle While generally downbeat, the book has a lot of heart and hope.One criticism I have is that it s hard to tell the relationships of all the people in the book at first It s ok to flip to the back because in my edition there is a very helpful family tr [...]

  • A Betsy recommendation This collection of interwoven short stories by Mexican actor Ruiz Camacho tells of the family legitimate and illegitimate and employees of the Arteaga family surrounding the time they were forced to flee Mexico as the result of the kidnapping and dismemberment of the family patriarch Ruiz Camacho s attention to the repercussions is generous, including the mistress and the maids His writing is spot on, the pain clear without being unbearable to the reader, the horror visibl [...]

  • An interesting set of stories about very wealthy Mexicans who flee the violence there and struggle to adapt to their new lives The stories are set in several cities Austin, Palo Alto, New York City, Madrid Some are stylistically quite different from the others, which I found impressive Eventually, the reader figures out that there are recurring characters and their shared tragedy revealed in the final story The stories are mostly realistic with elements of magical realism that struck me as contr [...]

  • I so wanted to like this book, but I just couldn t I know that the terror suffered by the family in the book was devistating, but how was it that not one of the people could overcome the pettiness of their insecurities They were worse than just spoiled rich kids and their servants fleeting terror, they were all incompetent at life outside their sheltered upbringing Mexican machismo never seemed to have any part of these people I hope my grandchildren in Toluca the author s hometown are raised wi [...]

  • An excellent collection, that presents the reader with a kaleidoscopic view into an upperclass Mexican family tragedy Similar to Jennifer Egan s A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD in the way it combines narrative ingenuity one story is a single, strung out, 15 page sentence another is nothing but dialogue with the intimate examination of a singular event and it s implications It s not until the perfect final story that the whole collection ties itself together, but it s well worth the wait.Highly recom [...]

  • A strong collection of interrelated short stories about a wealthy Mexican family forced to flee the country after its patriarch is kidnapped The stories are told from different perspectives within the family, which has scattered throughout America and Europe Some beautiful, heart breaking writing here as the characters come to grips with their family, their history, and their new homes Highly recommended I received an advanced e galley of this book through Netgalley The book is due to be publish [...]

  • The stories in this collection are hit or miss A couple of them are truly powerful, a few are okay, and a couple are not so great It seems to me that the stories are spread too thinly over the sizable family tree, and to the extent that there are few links between the stories Also, there aren t many instances in which a given character appears in than one story, so it feels as though we re continually being introduced to new characters rather than learning about the ones we ve already met.

  • I won this book in a giveaway from the publisher I was very excited to read this collection of short stories, and I did not walk away disappointed Each of the short stories focuses on a member of a wealthy Mexican family or their maids , dealing with the kidnapping of the family s patriarch.I definitely enjoyed some of the stories than others,Origami PrunesandBetter Latitude , among my favorites, but each story offered a fresh perspective and a clear voice.

  • A series of individual stories that come together in the end Each one is written differently and the time I have thought about this book since I finished, the I realized how much I liked it I think in the beginning I was a little put off because it revolves around a whole culture that I have no personal experience with and it made it a little difficult to understand But by the end, I couldn t put it down.

  • Not a collection of short stories, but a family of short stories that shares the divergent perspectives of multiple generations of a family even the unlikable ones living the same moments in Mexico that blend the mundane with the horrifying Endearing, unsettling and a beautiful exercise in fiction.

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