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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This collection is aptly titled, for it is fabulous and a pure delight to read. Film director and writer Jesus Salvador Trevino is a worthy successor to such Chicano luminaries as Mario Suarez and Rolando Hinojosa with his creation of microcosm of a Mexican American community -- Arroyo Grande, Texas. His blending of the real with the magical and the surreal along with a whimsical tone also links him to Ron Arias. The title story gives the reader an introduction to the collection of six interrelated tales since main characters in all the stories are observers of the sinkhole, and all the objects that float to the surface provide catalysts for plots in others.
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