Helena Maria Viramontes’s short story “The Cariboo Café” use of multiple voices appears to echo the Native/Mexican American oral tradition of. In her short story “The Cariboo Cafe,” Helena Maria Viramontes uses these conflicting perspectives to play two very different forces off each other: structure and. Immigrant Tragedy in “The Cariboo Café” Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her.

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There are hints that the kids are Sonya and Macky, such as their age and her protectiveness, but we have no idea who the woman cafs — she seems to have appeared from nowhere.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jana rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Will she herself get taken away by the police? No trivia or quizzes yet. My son and Caribok.


Anna Moe marked it as to-read Apr 23, Vicky rated it liked it Dec 08, Ana Chacon added it Oct 30, Tyvena Scafe added it Jan 16, Lubnaa rated it liked it Mar 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem. My interpretation is that she is aware, but is carjboo delusional in her misery and chooses to ignore that fact.

Arunima marked it as to-read Jul 10, Will she simply continue looking for a replacement Geraldo? Diana rated it really liked it Oct 12, Izzy rated it liked it Jun 05, Heidi Elizabeth rated it liked it Cave 05, The mother is a very interesting character in this way; she is so deeply devoted to her delusions that she fights with the police over a little boy she doesn’t actually know.

Chrisline Gedeon marked it as to-read Oct 14, Shelby marked it as to-read Apr 03, What makes this shifting of perspectives interesting, though, is the information that Viramontes leaves out in each perspective.

Think Clearly: “The Cariboo Cafe” a short story by Helena María Viramontes: A Commentary

Cory Brown marked it as to-read Aug 30, The quote above is one that really hit me, and defines the mother’s character well. Florintina added it Aug 04, Published by Arte Publico Press.


All she wants is for her and her son to go home.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Care account. Mirela Dehne added it Jan 10, Jsilesky rated it really liked it Nov 23, Isabel Caldeira marked it as to-read Aug 28, Eser rated it liked it Apr 14, With gaps of information like that one, the story is told without directly being told.

Trivia About The Cariboo Cafe. We know that she is desperate to get her son back, but the question the story doesn’t answer is whether or not she is aware that Macky is not her son.

The Cariboo Cafe by Helena María Viramontes

I recommend this to anyone who hasn’t read it before. Clearly there was somebody waiting for them, since the news that they were missing went out so quickly, but why were they alone in the first place? Isabella rated it it was amazing Mar 30,