Salsa and Chips

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One World, 1997 - Fiction - 262 pages
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In Salsa and Chips, Daniel Reveles welcomes us to Tecate, the enchanting dusty border town where no one is in a hurry and Time's winged chariot has broken down on Avenida Juarez. Wander through the plaza. Listen to the sweet madrigals of the taco man, the flower girl, and the fortune-telling canary. See the human flame-thrower and watch the bug-eater pop a spider in his mouth for a quarter.

In these luminous novelas, Daniel Reveles serves up the  vast banquet of life. Peppered with magical realism and cultural nuance, triumph and despair, passion and spice, each story is a delectable meal for the heart and soul.

Meet El Flako, a hopeless bungler and his exasperated compadres; Father Ruben, who serves both God and his prodigious appetite with equal devotion; Dona Lala, the fantastic witch offering custom-brewed spells and incantations; and Treenie Contreras, a slippery scoundrel who will walk on water for a fee.

Come and pay a visit to Tecate, where the air is like wine, the smiles are free, and day-to-day miracles have the power to change destiny.

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About the author (1997)

Reveles was born in Los Angeles of Mexican-born parents. He has been involved in some aspect of the entertainment industry since his youth as a songwriter, late-night disc jockey, and producer of commercials.

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