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PEER MENTOR, TRONCOSO, PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Sergio Troncoso’s book of linked short stories on immigration and Mexican-American diaspora, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son, was officially published on October 15th. Sergio was recently at the Texas Book Festival. Other events in Texas for Sergio include: speaking at a literature class at UT Austin; conducting workshops at Palo Alto College; reading at The Twig in San Antonio and Book People in Austin; and finally reading at the lit fest under the stars, Dobie Dichos, in Oakville. During the final part of this Texas trip in early November, he'll be returning to his hometown of El Paso for events at the Troncoso Branch Library and Barnes and Noble-The Fountains.
Recently Sergio did an interview with Erin Popelka of Must Read Fiction. He discussed the craft behind the creation of this 'whole in fragments' (like a concept rock album), which he envisioned for A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son. A character in one group of stories will reappear in another story, from a different angle or perspective. The theme of Mexican-American immigrants searching for a home in unlikely places in the United States is combined with perspectivism and playing with narrative time. Follow this link to listen to the interview: https://youtu.be/4VcKNdwfoPA