The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories


by Jesús Salvador Treviño

ISBN: 978-1-55885-129-0
Publication Date: April 1, 1995
Bind: Paperback
Pages: 175

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The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories is a first collection of short stories by noted film director and writer, Jesús Salvador Treviño. Treviño’s decision to write a collection of short stories arose from his frustration over years Hollywood rejecting his film projects with Hispanic characters and themes. Rather than give up, he channeled his energy into these short stories.

Through his interconnected stories, Treviño gives us an off-beat, magically real and at times raucous vision of life in the barrios of Arroyo Grande, Texas. Ever the observer of the tragicomic human scene, Treviño recreates for the reader the world of adults as overheard and filtered through the understanding of the young. Each adult action creates a wave of repercussions for the children, be it love triangles, petty jealousies or revenge. The rich texture of the narrative and the rich diversity of Hispanic characters all come to a romping, feverish end with a fantasy that features an army of movie stereotypes of Hispanics who have returned as zombies bent on avenging themselves on Hollywood directors and screenwriters.