Friday, February 26, 2010
But he is also a master of the short story. All of the stories in this collection were good, but one in particular was outstanding in my opinion. It's a story called "La Conchita," about a cynical delivery guy who's taking a fresh organ transplant up the highway spine of California when a mudslide occurs. It's funny, it's suspenseful and harrowing, it's sad and true, and it's totally uplifting as it culminates in the healing redemption of discovering one's own humanity. It made me cry and convinced me to read it out loud to my two best friends.