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Daniel A. Olivas Author- DEVIL TALK: STORIES

DEVIL TALK: STORIES

by Daniel A. Olivas

Set against a backdrop of Chicano and Mexican culture, these tales shock, amuse, and tantalize as they explore human passions and the corruption we valiantly attempt to avoid while wander through life.

“The pleasure of DEVIL TALK is that no story repeats its surprise element, so there is no guessing what happens next.”- El Paso Times

166 pp   paper   $13.00   ISBN978-1-931010-27-8

Bilingual Review Press

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Daniel A. Olivas Author- ASSUMPTION AND OTHER STORIES

ASSUMPTION AND OTHER STORIES

by Daniel A. Olivas

Set in Southern California, these tales examine the complicated interplay between class, gender, and ethnicity in modern Latino communities, with exceptionally varied characters and situations that defy easy stereotypes.

“a vital portrait of Latino Latino life in L.A. …- Los Angeles Times

157 pp   paper   $12.00  ISBN978-1-931010-19-1

Bilingual Review Press

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Daniel A. Olivas Author- ANYWHERE BUT L.A.

ANYWHERE BUT L.A.

short stories by Daniel A. Olivas

ANYWHERE BUT L.A., Daniel A. Olivas’s latest collection of short stories, ranges from contemporary narratives to more traditional cuentos de fantasm, giving us a vivid and honest portrait of modern Latinos in search of their place in the world. Funny yet poignant, Olivas’s characters frequently amuse, sometimes dissturb, and often remind us of our own vulnerability. People who on the surface appear to be ordinary and uncomplicated reveal their deepest secrets and anxieties related to a variety of issues, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and the human condition in general. We are given a glimpse into the complex emotions and attitudes of characters who are trying to cope with the mystries of life. These stories ring with humor, insight, and power, and, like the city they describe, they shift and slide and refuse to be pinned down as they drive the reader to the very core of human existence through the colorful mural of a thriving Latino community.

Daniel A. Olivas is the editor of LATINOS IN LOTUSLAND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LITERATURE (Bilingual Press, 2008) and the author of DEVIL TALK: STORIES (Bilingual Press, 2004), ASSUMPTION AND OTHER STORIES (Bilingual Press, 2003), THE COURTSHIP OF MARIA RIVERA PENA (Silver Lake Publishing, 2000) and a children’s book, BENJAMIN AND THE WORD (ARTE PUBLICO PRESS, 2005). He has written for numerous publications, including the LOS ANGELES, MACGUFFIN, THEMA, EXQUISTE CORPSE, LA BLOGA, the EL PASO TIMES, and the JEWISH JOURNAL. Since 1990 he has practice law with the California Department of Justice. Olivas makes his home in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and son.

184 pp . paper . $16.00 . ISBN 978-1-931010-69-6

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