You don’t want to miss Daniel A. Olivas’s new book that Buzzfeed is already raving about. How To Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories is a collection of magical realism, fairy tales, fables, and dystopian future stories touching on themes such as morality, justice, and self-determination. In these imaginative, strange worlds readers will experience Daniel’s “very distinct, and very Chicano, fiction.” The release date for this unforgettable collection will be February 22 published by the University of Nevada Press. It is available for preorder on their website and Amazon.
Every story in this collection is told with a wink and a smile, encouraging you to follow along for the ride. His humor not only brings levity to matters of life, death, and human treachery, but it is also a stylistic choice that Olivas has mastered. These stories aren’t so much about the interiority of its characters, but about the mythical, magical mundanity of our lives.Maceo Montoya, associate professor of Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Davis, and author of Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces
If you want to see more conversations on How To Date a Flying Mexican, you can check out more events on Daniel’s website. You can also read his short story “Still Life with Woman and Stroller” on Issue 13. To keep up with news about the book or the author, follow Daniel on Twitter.