Where We Are


Coming-of-age narratives emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and a narrative that takes place in the past. Viewed through the lens of a young First-Generation Hispanic American male, this current draft of Where We Are exhibits characteristics that correspond with these conventions. The subject matter of the work discusses spiritual autobiography and immigrant narratives to explore themes of abandonment and how it interact with an individual’s career, religious education, and romantic development. The text places an emphasis on internal dialogue, and much of the narrative takes place before the protagonist, Carlos Jr., reaches his twenties.



Memoir, Creative writing, Latin American literature