Dahlia Season

Dahlia Season was published in 2007 and became a finalist for a Lammy, was selected as a teen read by the New York Public Library, made various top ten book lists, and won the Edmund White Award for debut fiction. Below are some things people have said about it:

“[This collection] may become a touchstone for aspiring queer writers looking for their culture within the pages of a book as well as the impetus to get their own freaky lives into print.” — San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Finally, a book about high school weirdos that doesn’t feature outcasts pining to be in the popular crowd…fresh…hilarious.” — Bust

“Dahlia Season is a fantastic book filled with stories of sexy badass girls we rarely get to see in literature.” — Ali Liebegott, author of The IHOP Papers

“In honest prose peppered with sardonic humor, Gurba transforms her misfits into people who…are not much different from the rest of the world…a strong, sincere literary voice.” — El Paso Times

“Myriam Gurba’s sensual, precise prose is addictive.” — Bitch

“…quirky, sensual…[Gurba] writes with startling originality about Chicana rebels, madwomen, and sexual outlaws.” — Curve

“Comic and warm and redemptive.” — The Austin Chronicle

“Stunning…[With] her frank, moody prose, [Gurba] manages to take an almost ludicrously specific set of circumstances and make them feel universal.” — Portland Mercury News

“Dahlia Season unfurls with a refreshing view of Latina identity…a feast of life and culture…” — Raintaxi

“Through Gurba‚Äôs sharp prose, [Desiree Garcia is] representative of 21st-century queer heroines in immigrant-nation America.” — San Francisco Bay Times