By Sandra Benitez

In A position the place the ocean Remembers, Sandra Benitez invitations us right into a enchanting global choked with, love and betrayal, tragedy and wish.

This wealthy and bewitching tale is a bittersweet portrait of the folk in Santiago, a Mexican village via the ocean. Chayo, the flower vendor, and her husband Candelario, the salad maker, are ultimately blessed with the kid they suggestion they might by no means have. Their reason for happiness, despite the fact that, triggers a series of occasions that effect the lives of every body of their world.

The hopes, triumphs, mess ups, and shortcomings of the novel's spell binding array of characters create a swish photograph of existence that's either a common portrait and an insider's examine existence in Latin the United States

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The . farther south you went the worse got. it Sheet-Rock Fred had sometimes spoken of living true that is in Mexico City for half a year or so; if you went there and waited for a very long time and were lucky you might conceivably see him (if he didn't go to India instead to get cremated beside the Ganges), but then what about Megan? or what about the Handcuff Queen? with that ever so special South Pole Bar — a where when it and dirty work, a place was always dark and the drinkers talked in low voices except with Fred and the lap money and commit other there was a sneering said to afraid of) to the bad dismal place where there were holes between the of toilets so as to pass stalls Once you had gone woman (whom even Ken was said to you shame and you smile rage; it man match or now smile once you had gone there and Fred smiled and you sonofabitchl and you smiled was a fight; beside you knocked your Budweiser in your — which in this bar that the later set you with afire Handcuff Queen began playing pool with you and everyone laughed because you were such a poor player; everyone was friendly to you and tried to make time with the Handcuff Queen, who taught you things such as NEVER LEAN ON THE EDGE OF THE POOL TABLE OR YOU'LL GET PUNCHED and you thought to yourself anywhere been it's — bom really possible; look; she does it!

In like man in smilodon tusks in the liquor briskly, stores. holding up a stack of bracelets. — How many, you — Zero, doorways, Mexicans stood with their feet apart, watching you, rubbing their moustaches, stroking their hair. You pretended that your friends were there, but you didn't believe yourself; you 23 felt all very THIRTEEN STORIES AND THIRTEEN EPITAPHS You longed for San Francisco as Ken still longed for Satoko with her little mouth and glistening white upper teeth and the dear little hairs in her nostrils and the freckles on her nose, her pale broad cheeks, her black eyes watching him as she kissed him but Ken would have lost.

It to (as if to it expand the center for season and direction I in my own shade of by licking Elaine's nipples you could make them some direction me when . . but for you so you needed San Francisco to be / the time for contraction arrived later in the wouldn't have that, when any would would be so smooth was summer and everything was hot and waiting It I wave, cool and clean and grey, sliding up the Ocean Beach and wetting and where the sand of memories was wetted and grey and fresh had did not matter in which direction; wouldn't I direction only took — me so how could farther away?

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