Magical Habits

Duke University Press, 2021

Monica Huerta, assistant professor of English and American studies

Book cover: Magical Habits

Monica Huerta draws on her experiences growing up in her family’s Mexican restaurants and her life as a scholar of literature and culture to meditate on how relationships among self, place, race and storytelling contend with both the afterlives of history and racial capitalism. Ultimately, Huerta sketches out habits of living-while-thinking that allow us to consider what it means to live with and try to peer beyond history even as we are caught up in the middle of it.