In a Town Called Mundomuerto (Paperback)

By Randall Silvis

Omnidawn, 9781890650193, 155pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

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Hardcover (7/1/2008)

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In this novel an old man is telling a boy the same story he has told him hundreds of times before, so that now the boy can correct him on his errors, omissions, and embellishments. It is a lyric story of bittersweet memories and the enduring power of a love the old man has felt since his boyhood for Lucia Luna, a once beautiful girl, now a bitter old woman, destroyed by the jealousy and superstition of her village.

About the Author

RANDALL SILVIS is the author of 11 critically acclaimed novels, one collection of short stories, and one book of narrative nonfiction. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Frankfurt Book Award and was a finalist for the Hammet Award for Literary Excellence. He is a winner of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize. A novella, The Indian, is forthcoming in October in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Mystery Stories 2013.His twelve stage plays have been produced across the United States and Off-off-Broadway, and have garnered three National Playwrights Showcase Awards, the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Playwriting Prize, and two Sadie Awards for Best Drama in Erie. His screenplay "An Occassional Hell," starring Tom Berenger and Valeria Golina, premiered in 1996. He is the recipient of the 2003 Screenwriting Showcase Awards Grand Prize and a 2004 and 2008 Screenwriting Fellowship Award from the Pennsylvania Council On the Arts. His screenwriting blog can be found at