Mexican Eskimo is a story for grown-ups: A love story about finding trust and hope amidst generations of anger and neglect, suicide and substance abuse.
A faithful documentation of a most unlikely existence, Mexican Eskimo is an intricate layer-cake of actual and imagined pieces of dimly remembered facts, generously frosted with sweet, sticky gobs of gospel-truth fantasies.
The story is peppered with international flavor, vibrant characters, multi-cultural themes, and lush settings. It is rife with magical realism, and also features a large cast of young protagonists struggling with identity conflicts and independence, described in a range of historical periods from the 1850's, 1930's, the present day, and even in worlds that existed so long before now that time itself had not yet started to be counted in years.
I love the way the author uses reference to actual street and places here in the greater Bay Area. I am an uber driver, and I met the author in a ride and he gifted me a copy of his book. I have lived in the bay area for 41 years. To see a perspective on my greater home, was at very least to say quite touching. I look forward to the next book