This War Called Love is the second collection of stories by American Book Award-winner Alejandro Murguia (Southern Front). Young Reymundo’s idyllic life in 1950s Mexico City is interrupted by one tragedy after another in the richly detailed “Boy on a Wooden Horse.” Although the eight subsequent stories don’t quite measure up to this one, there are a few gems. In “Ofrendas,” Reymundo is older, living in San Francisco’s Mission District, mourning a lost friend on the Day of the Dead. The darkly humorous “Barrio Lotto,” in which a bus driver and his psychic wife struggle to stay afloat financially, features an ending worthy of Roald Dahl. –Publishers Weekly
Alejandro gives an overview of the book:
Writing specialist in Raza Studies. He teaches Second Year Written Composition, Raza Creative Writing Workshop, Introduction to Raza Literature, Contemporary Literature of Raza, and Central American Literature. Also faculty advisor for the student publication, Cipactli: Raza...