author of Dominicana, Soledad, and Let It Rain Coffee
Carmona is a gifted storyteller. The stories in this collection are thematically courageous and the characters are tender, funny, harsh and loving all at once. He has written a vibrant and honest portrayal of a place with complicated characters who face an unjust system and world. These necessary stories will burn in your memory for a long, long while.
Sarah Rafael García,
author of Las Niñas and founder of Barrio Writers
A big bienvenida to the characters on The Road to Llorona Park—El Rey de Chicle, Hal, Shī Zapoteca—and many more who capture the essence of the Chicanx Renaissance from beginning to end. In this diverse collection, Carmona reminds us that a bordertown is an evolving place in time, where the past constantly collides with the present, reaching far beyond unspoken truths. Truly an extraordinary collection of stories from the Rio Grande Valley—folkloric, poignant, Kafkaesque!
Brian Allen Carr,
author of The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World and Vampire Conditions
Christopher Carmona’s voice is a sacred fragment from a world where a near-religious dust has settled. It shimmers with a sort of legitimizing patina–necessary age that denotes the most beautiful kind of struggle. His stories ache with heart and longing. His characters bleed precious fluids, drip art for certain. You must enjoy these stories: Carmona is a gift for us all.
In The Press
- Latino Book Review Presents Christopher Carmona Latino Book Review Podcast
- The Secret History of The Texas Rangers Texas Monthly
- Poet and Professor Carmona Now Novelist with South Texas Superhero Saga Lonestar Literary Life
- TEXANA READS: Expect great tales from this South Texas hero Corpus Christi Caller Times
- TO END ERASURE OF TEXAS RANGERS’ VIOLENT HISTORY, SOUTH TEXAS AUTHOR RELEASES NEW BOOK NETA
- Review: THE ROAD TO LLORONA PARK by Christopher Carmona Texas Book Lover
- Christopher Carmona Interview Ibero Atzlan