"Like Mary McCarthy in Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, Gonzales seems aware that memory is a fragile, slippery, subjective thing, constantly eluding the author’s efforts to trap it in language."

—a reader


I've lived in Chicago, Mexico City, and Oberlin, Ohio, but have spent most of my life in upstate New York.  I am now working on a book-length memoir and raising a family in Ithaca, New York.

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"Return of the Lost Son" reprinted in Elements of Creative Writing (2023)

"The Meteor" Stone Canoe 17 (2023)

"My Father, Wandering" Hopkins Review (2023)

"My Own Lost Mexico" North American Review Online (2017)

“Return of the Lost Son” North American Review (2016)

“Mother, Father, Memory, Me” Stone Canoe 8 (2014; Winner, 2014 S.I. Newhouse School Prize for Creative Nonfiction)

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