Odd things continue to happen to the characters that renowned author and filmmaker Jesus Salvador Trevino introduced in his captivating debut, The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories. At the theme park where Choo Choo Torres works, people begin to disappear–and then reappear slightly changed. Are they moving back and forth between alternate universes? Charlie Villalobos keeps blacking out and losing days. Could it be that he exists only in someone’s dreams? And Jeannie de la Cruz has very distinct memories of seeing her partner Gale run over by a speeding taxi in Mexico City.How can she still be alive? Many characters in these interrelated stories have left Arroyo Grande to follow their dreams, but in the raucous title story they all return to their hometown in a resounding affirmation of the power of community. Weaving magical realism with issues of loss, memory and identity, Jesus Salvador trevino once again confirms his place as a powerful storyteller in Chicano–and American–literature.
About the Author: Jesus Salvador Trevino
Jesús Salvador Treviño is writer/director whose television directing credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, PRISON BREAK, ER, BONES, CROSSING JORDAN, THIRD WATCH, NYPD BLUE, THE O.C.,DAWSON’S CREEK, NASH BRIDGES, STAR TREK VOYAGER, BABYLON FIVE and many others. His national PBS documentaries about Latinos include YO SOY CHICANO, AMÉRICA TROPICAL, LA RAZA UNIDA, CHICANO MORATORIUM and THE SALAZAR INQUEST. He was Co-Executive Producer of the PBS documentary series, CHICANO! HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and Co-Executive Producer of the RESURRECTION BLVD. drama series on SHOWTIME. He wrote and directed the Mexican feature film RAICES DE SANGRE (ROOTS OF BLOOD) and SEGUIN, an American Playhouse drama of the Alamo saga told from a Mexican American point of view. Mr. Treviño’s collection of short stories, THE FABULOUS SINKHOLE AND OTHER STORIES was published in 1995. A memoir of his experiences as an activist filmmaker during the turbulent 1960s, EYEWITNESS: A FILMMAKER’S MEMOIR OF THE CHICANO MOVEMENT was published in 2001. A second collection of short stories, THE SKYSCRAPER THAT FLEW, was published in 2005 and a third collection, RETURN TO ARROYO GRANDE in 2015. Mr. Treviño’s latest venture is www.Latinopia.com, a video-driven website on Latino history, art, music, theater, literature, cinema and food.
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