This past spring, Alexandra published her first short story, “The Sleeping Mexican.”. It’s just the beginning of many more stories to be published, as well as a semi-autobiographical novel that is currently in progress.
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Of course there is nothing new about men trying to posses women; it’s just not always that literal. Men have clubbed women over the head, stymied them in the workplace, and ignored their talents and insights for too long. The topic of men objectifying women is addressed here in Alexandra M. Landeros’s short story, “The Sleeping Mexican.” Landeros cuts to the bone of problems concerning race and gender with a dedication to verisimilitude that is rarely seen.
—Southwestern American Literature