Enchiladas, Rice, and Beans by Daniel Reveles
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Written with an undercurrent of magical realism, and spiced with the flavors that linger long in the memory, these tales from Tecate--along the dusty strip of the Baja California border--evoke a wondrous place where roosters crow in Spanish, affection is spontaneous, and water, if it so chooses, can flow uphill . . . .
"These tales charm as they traverse a happy, well-observed life. The scenery is vigorous Californian-Mexican. The road signs crackle with whimsy, pride, and mystery."
--Kelvin Christopher James

About Daniel Reveles

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Reveles was born in Los Angeles of Mexican-born parents. He has been involved in some aspect of the entertainment industry since his youth as a songwriter, late-night disc jockey, and producer of commercials.
Published June 18, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 276 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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but when this proves fruitless, she is reduced, as a friend puts it, to ``shading the sun with one finger.'' Despite the opening disclaimer for American readers that acknowledges that male chauvinism and female submissiveness are exasperating, Reveles has the audacity to suggest that equality is ...

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In your country you call them tales.'' In his debut story collection, this filmmaker and citizen of Tecate, describes small-town life in a place where ``what goes up stays up and water runs uphill.'' But the author wisely steers away from magic realism and concentrates instead on the charm and ec...

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* \o7 Dona\f7 Lala, the 100-year-old witch who knows what kind of "miracle" has enabled a group of farm laborers to quit work and still sport new clothes, canned food and jugs of \o7 mezcal\f7 --but isn't about to spill the \o7 frijoles.\f7 * Big Caca, the corrupt border guard who wakes up one mo...

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