Combustible Sinners and Other Stories

On March 27, VAO Publishing will release Combustible Sinners and Other Stories, a collection of Young Adult shorts by Myra Infante.


Book Description
Lissi Linares is a pastor’s daughter whose love for others contrasts with her fear of eternal damnation.  Little Jasmine “Jazzy Moon” Luna is determined to save Jesus from being crucified.  Naida Cervantes hides a brutal secret behind shapeless, florid dresses.  Hermana Gracie tries to set her son up with a good Christian girlfriend, only to make a surprising discovery. Zeke wants a new guitar and Ben wants a cool girlfriend, but what they find as migrant workers in Arkansas changes their desires. These individuals and others try to negotiate the often rocky intersection of faith and culture in seven independent but intertwining tales that explore life in an evangelical Christian, Mexican-American community.  Frank, funny and heart-breakingly real, this volume explores themes of identity, culture, religion and sexuality in the context of a little-known subset of Hispanic culture.

Book Details
Paperback: 182 pages
Publishing Date: March 27, 2012
Language: English
ISBN 10: 0615556701
ISBN 13: 978-0615556703
Product Dimensions: 5.25 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: ? pounds

Book Availability
In addition to VAO Publishing’s own store, the novel will be available through Amazon.com as a trade paperback or an eBook. Additionally, eBook versions will be available through Barnes & Noble and the Apple iBookstore. Combustible Sinners will eventually be available for order at most national bookstores. To preview and purchase online, navigate to the book’s Amazon page by clicking here.