The Skyscraper that Flew and Other Stories
By Jesús Salvador Treviño
Publication Date: September 30, 2005
About The Book
“Arroyo Grande is an ordinary town where unusual things sometimes happen,” Choo Choo Torres tells his friends. Indeed, this little West Texas town proves to be a place where unusual things often happen. From an enormous crystal skyscraper that mysteriously appears in the middle of the Arroyo Grande Sluggers’ baseball field…a midnight media shower that inspires a pachanga, complete with music and concessions in an abandoned parking lot…a sudden shift in the whole town’s circadian rhythms, keeping everyone up at night and asleep during the day…a repair shop in town that boasts “We Fix Anything” in the window and even extends the offer to broken hearts…this collection of short stories brims with offbeat events. In this, the sequel to The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories, Jesús Salvador Treviño once again populates his hamlet with a lively community. There’s Chicas Patas, a zoot-suited newcomer who speaks a 1940s-era slang; Yoli Mendez, a spunky teen who steals the show by performing quadratic equations in her head; Ed Carillo and Mayor Al Snyder, local politicians who seize every opportunity to campaign; and, a bevy of other interesting and unique citizens of Arroyo Grande.
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JESÚS SALVADOR TREVIÑO
JESÚS SALVADOR TREVIÑO is an award-winning filmmaker, renowned for his pioneering documentaries and feature films of the Chicano experience. Treviño has continued his commitment to Hispanic civil rights by serving as the executive producer of the acclaimed four-part PBS series, Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, and as the Co-Executive Producer of the SHOWTIME drama series Resurrection Boulevard. He has also directed several Hollywood television dramas including NYPD Blue, The Practice, Third Watch, Star Trek Voyager, and many others. He is the author of a collection of stories, The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories and a critically acclaimed memoir, Eyewitness: A Filmmaker’s Memoir of the Chicano Movement.