Piv and Robin are not such an unlikely match. Piv, a small-time hustler in Thailand, and Robin, a twenty-something back-packer from the United States, have always dreamed big dreams. What begins as a traveler’s affair in Sukhothai quickly intensifies, and the young lovers envision an idyllic future together, traveling the world. Their plans are thwarted in Bangkok, however, when Robin runs out of money, her credit is denied, and she may have to leave Asia and Piv behind. Desperate, Piv turns to Abu, a charismatic businessman acquaintance, for help. Thus begins Piv and Robin’s foray intoexotic animal smuggling. Soon they find themselves amid an international crime ring that may have even darker underworld ties stretching from Kenya to Russia. Under the scrutiny of the traffickers who employ them, with investigators hot on their trail, and idealistic dreams unraveling fast, Piv and Robin must face the consequences of their individual struggles for identity, as well as the cost of their mutual desires. (Other Voices Books, 2010) (Abstract taken from https://zoezolbrod.com/currency/)
"Enough water and waves and you get smoothed coral. Enough poetry and sun and you get Joel Allegretti's new novella, Our Dolphin - a fairytale less Grimm than hymn to a de Chirico landscape sliced into heat waves. The main character is a curiously disfigured lad who - in his despair - allows a tragic magic world to enter his heart." - Taken from Ron Dakron's review on the back cover.
En El Arroyo de la Llorona, Sandra Cisneros le da voz y vida a un curioso desfile de personajes, desde una nina que revelando secretos como solo una criatura de once anos puede hacerlo, hasta una bruja cuyo vuelo antes del alba la lleva a revolotear sobre un pequeno poblado. *