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Devil Talk: Stories [Paperback]

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In these short stories, men and women confront evil in all its forms, drama, and even humor against a backdrop of Chicano and Mexican culture. Situations range from the bizarre to the very real. In "Sight," a young man is allowed to see exactly what his girlfriend is doing when she leaves their home. A botched robbery in "Jorge, Get the Gun" leads to murder the same day JFK is buried. In the end, Devil Talk shocks, amuses, and tantalizes as it explores human passions and the corruption we valiantly attempt to avoid as we wander through life. These twenty-six stories bring us to a place once inhabited by Rod Serling . . . only the accents have changed. This is Latino fiction at its edgy, fantastical best.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
ISBN  1931010277  
ISBN13  9781931010276  

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More About Daniel A. Olivas

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DANIEL A. OLIVAS is a frequent contributor of children's stories to the "Los Angeles Times'" Kids Reading Room. His children's poetry also appears in "Love to Mam : A Tribute to Mothers", edited by Pat Mora (Lee & Low Books, 2001). Olivas' books for adults include "Assumption and Other Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003) and "The Courtship of Mar a Rivera Pe a" (Silver Lake Publishing, 2000). He practices law in Los Angeles with the California Department of Justice. The author makes his home in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and son.

Daniel A. Olivas currently resides in San Fernando Valley Los Angele, in the state of California.

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Literary
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5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > United States

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Eerie tales that walk the line of darkness  Apr 7, 2005
Devil Talk: Stories is an anthology of Latino short fiction, laced with men and women encountering evil, drama, even humor amid the everyday life of Chicano and Meixcano culture. Author Daniel A. Olivas, published in numerous anthologies and literary journals including "The MacGuffin" and "The Pacific Review", presents his wickedest work in these eerie tales that walk the line of darkness, from a botched robbery with deadly consequences on the same day that JFK is buried to a young man's preternatural ability to see exactly what his girlfriend is doing when he is away. An enthralling collection; the stories are so tantalizing that they are best devoured all at once.

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