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Demetria Martinez is the author of The Block Captain's Daughter.
Demetria Martinez will be in conversation with Albuquerque author Maritza Perez. Ms. Martinez' anticipated new work of fiction, The Block Captain's Daughter, is full of delightful surprises, even as it deals with universal themes of desire and risk, death and birth, and the powerful ties that bind us all together. The story follows a pregnant Albuquerque waitress through letters to her unborn daughter. The narration weaves a portrait of six unforgettable characters, whose lives intertwine through their attempts to create a better world and find meaning in their own lives.
Demetria Martinez is an award-winning author and activist. Her many publications include Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana and Mother Tongue. A resident of Albuquerque, she is the 2011 recipient of the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.