Fiction. Children's Literature. TEENY TINY TINO'S FISHING STORY is the charming tale of a boy who is different from other kids and has a hard time making friends. To occupy her lonely son, Tino's mom creates a game where they go fishing with gummy worms and other candy out of the window of their apartment.
Exploring the paradoxical permanency of desire and loss, this book discusses the untimely death of the author's beloved brother, the dementia that plagued her father, and the inevitable changes the body experiences with age.
A self-reflective exploration in healing, the speaker of these poems confronts memories of her violent father. Throughout her collection, the poet contemplates the type of father she wanted while remembering the positive influences that moulded her childhood. Recalling the women who nurtured and comforted her, the author achieves a sense of peace and balance.