160pp. | paper only | $14.00
American West provides a backdrop for these stories set in California
and New Mexico. Romero introduces us to an elderly woman living
in a trailer near a petroglyph site who makes it her business to
educate visitors about the drawings; a young boy who falls in love
with the picture of a woman on an old orange crate; and a rather
unattractive single man who must make up stories of sexual encounters
in order to entertain his married friends.
Romero's stories are unearthed memories, leading us from an introspective
childhood through the struggles of a young man to find himself."
- Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima