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Elva Trevino Hart Author- SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES

SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES

by Elva Trevino Hart

In Elva Trevino Hart’s first collection of short stories, we meet the people of San Miguel de Allende, a town nestled in the eastern part of Guanajuato in Mexico’s mountanous bajio region that has a mild climate and an accommodating culture. We meet a variety of well-to-do Anglo characters: some are haunted by ghosts, others by their own pasts; some find renewed meaning and purpose, and still others explore their sexuality. Witnessing it all are the maids of San Miguel, the women charged with making their employers’ lives carefree and luxurious. But these women are not the demure, silent types. Rather, they are independent and strong-minded, content in their self-reliance and with their relationships with the comadres. As the two cultures interact and contrast, the women work magic to heal and redeem their employers, although sometimes the sorcery of others trumps their own.

160 pp paper $15.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-61-0

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Elva Trevino Hart Author- SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES

SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES

by Elva Trevino Hart

In this collection of short stories, Elva Trevino Hart introduces us to the people of San Miguel de Allende. Nestled in the easteern part of Guanajuato in Mexico’s mountainous bajio region, the town has a mild climate and an accommodating culture that attract wealthy Americans and Canadians seeking relaxation and escape. In this picturesque setting, we meet a variety of well-to-do Anglo retirees: some are haunted by ghosts, others by their own past, so find renewed meaning and purpose, and still others explore their sexuality. Witnessing it all are the maids of San Miguel, the women charged with making visitors’ stays carefree and luxurious. The maids work magic to heal or redeem their employers, but sometimes the sorcery of others trumps their own. SIMPATICAS: SAN MIGUEL STORIES movely describes two extreme socioeconomic conditions and reveals the universal journey we all ultimately share.

160 pp paper $15.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-61-0

Bilingual Review Press

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