Saturday, July 4, 2009

On "Raimundo" by Dan Moreau (2388 words) ***

Echoes of Gary Soto's Nickel and Dime here. This is a story about an Hispanic migrant who's settled down in a home in San Antonio and who dreams of a woman in his past. The neighborhood he lives in is one where even the cops litter and where calls to 911 are about as effective as take-out orders to that restaurant that went out of business fifteen years ago would be. And the woman he likes seems just as unobtainable. This is a story of dreams unfulfilled--of dreams impossible to fill. Read it here at Segue.

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