"Set in the early 1960s, the first half of the book is a bitter-comic story of banking, amorous and political lives of various citizens of Klail City told in epistolary form by one Jehu Malacara ... The rest of the work is a series of character sketches cum fictional interviews touching on the life and fate of Jehu. (...) Although his (Hinojosa's) sharp eye and accurate ear capture a place, its people and a time in a masterly way, his work goes far beyond regionalism. He is a writer for all readers, and Dear Rafe is a delight in any league".
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Dear Rafe/ Mi Querido Rafa (Klail City Death Trip Series)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This volume in Hinojosa's 1985 "Klail City Death Trip" series is published for the first time in a bilingual English/Spanish edition. Read full review
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