Maria de Covina -- Mayela one day in 1989 -- Hueco -- Shout -- The pillows -- About Tere who was in Palomas -- Brisa -- A painting in Santa Fe -- Bottoms -- Snow.
"In Woodcuts of Women, Dagoberto Gilb traces the cycles of desire and betrayal, longing and heartbreak - and pays tribute to the redemptive power of love." "In "Maria de Covina" a young salesclerk fights to maintain the love of his teenage girlfriend while enduring the temptations of the alluring older women he works with at the department store. In "Mayela One Day in 1989" an exotic and vivacious woman leads a bewitched man through one wild night in El Paso and into a gay bar where she tests the limits of her seductive powers, In "Bottoms" a writer struggles to turn in a review of an erotic novel on deadline while fending off the advances of a married Amazon-like woman he has met at his community pool." "Woodcuts of Women is a collection by one of America's foremost fiction writers."--BOOK JACKET.