short inventions & narrative experiments
by Lito Tejada-Flores
tenuous tales, some short, some shorter, by Lito Tejada-Flores, 110 pages, softbound, $9.95, plus shipping,
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The characters that populate the stories in this collection range from unrepentant Chinese reactionaries to Guatemalan revolutionaries, castaways from another star system, desperate hard-rock miners looking to jump someone else's claim, mad philosophy professors, a bourgeois Frenchman caught in a space-time warp, an aging novelist deafened by exploding shells in the midst of an unexplained invasion, an almost lost Navajo kid, and an old pilot trapped in his memories of flight, plus literary detectives and literary crimes. Lito is often tempted to think of his first collection of short, and very short stories, as a kind of literary crime, fortunately a victimless crime.
About the author
Lito Tejada-Flores is better known as a ski writer and ski-instruction guru, but he is also a filmmaker, graphic designer, poet and prose stylist. Influenced strongly by the enigmatic and puzzling short stories of Borges and Cortazer, Lito is simply in love with words, and finds himself comfortable with the modernist notion that the way one tells a story is as important, and sometimes more important, than the story one tells.
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