by Everardo Torrez
Publication Date: September 30, 2003
Bind: Trade Paperback
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Nando Flores sits in El Loro bar drinking his complimentary bottle of Carta Blanca beer waiting to answer his summons from Mexicali Rose. When she appears with her face hidden behind the large shield of black sunglasses, Flores already knows what to expect. “What would you say if I told you that I had the ultimate score lined up?” she asks, catapulting Flores into a journey that will change – and possibly end – his life.
Mexicali Rose knows that Flores cannot reject her offer, not when he is desperate to escape his career of smuggling cars, drugs, and people for meager bundles of dollar bills. When Mexicali Rose’s instructions lead him to Xiomara, a brave and puzzling woman willing to pay him one hundred thousand dollars to lead her safely to Ciudad Juárez, Flores knows he will pay for his decision. With tires spinning, Flores and Xiomara struggle to traverse the sparsely inhabited desert all the while trying to evade the henchmen of two rival drug cartels.
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
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Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project is a national project to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from colonial times through 1960 in what today comprises the fifty states of the United States.
EVERARDO TORREZ was born in Michoacán, Mexico in 1972 and grew up on a sugar-beet farm in South Central Idaho. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Communication from Boise State University in 2002. Winner of the Grand Prize, University of Alaska Fairbanks Press Fiction Contest in 1997 and Honorable Mention in the Edward Moses Fiction Contest at the University of Southern California, Torrez has written and published several short stories that focus on the cultural polarization and synthesis that defines Mexican and U.S. relations. Torrez lives in Boise with his wife and two children and is currently working on a new book.
Winner of the 2004 Latino Literary Awards for Best Adventure Novel