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Junot Díaz has said that Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez is a “literary comet” that “impresses and illuminates” and leaves the reader moved. In this collection of short stories filled with wanderlust, Vaquera-Vásquez emphasizes those very personal relationships, especially those of love – the love that becomes obsessive and is doomed to fail – as well as the loss of love, in order to show how people try to connect with others. The three main narrators, two cousins and a friend, from the same small town in northern California, travel because it is all they know how to do. On their journeys, they think about their life as Hispanics in the United States and the many obstacles that Latinos here have faced as they search for a place where they can feel that they belong.

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