Maceo Montoya Author- THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

by Maceo Montoya

In Maceo Montoya’s first novel, we meet Edmund, a diminutive, irrepressible teen whose strife-ridden life magnifies his strength of spirit. After his siblings desert the dysfunctional home and his mother sinks in a deep depression that is brought about by his father’s deception and abuse, Edmund discovers that his determination and hope must carry him through. His most notable accomplishment is teaching his father, Filastro, the value of integrity, optimism, and selflessness.

“Human and humorous from page one, this tale is full of riotous energy and unexpected univesal truths. Dostoyevsky has crossed the border in the pen of Maceo Montoya.”- Ernesto Quinonez, author of BODEGA DREAMS

“Montoya’s picaresque characters imbue this novel with equal portions of bittersweet humor, social commentary, and morality play…Multimensional characters, a well-drawn setting, and Montoy’s light touch on the commentary makes this a chaming and worthwile read.”- Multicultural Review

272 pp Cloth $28.00x ISBN 978-1-931010-65-8

paper $18.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-67-2

Order from:

Bilingual Review Press
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State Univesity
PO Box 875303
Tempe, Az 85287-5303

1-866-965-3867

http://www.asu.edu/brp

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