Little Miracles, Kept Promises Essay

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In the following essay excerpt, Ganz calls "Little Miracles, Kept Promises" "perhaps the most telling representation of the diversity of voices that make up Woman Hollering Creek."

One particular prose piece, "Little Miracles, Kept Promises," is perhaps the most telling representation of the diversity of voices that make up Woman Hollering Creek. It is introduced by a prelude told in the voice of young, working-class Chicana who, while shopping in a "religious store" for a statue or "holy picture" to give to a friend in the hospital, is told by the "crab ass" store owner, "I can see you're not going to buy anything." When the narrator protests and says that she will, she's just thinking, he replies, "Well, if it's thinking you want, you just go across the street to the church to think— you're just wasting my time and yours thinking here." She does go...

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