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Tampico

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Praise for Toby Olson's writing: Nothing can detract from Mr. Olson's ability to conjure gorgeous prose passages that celebrate the healing powers of friendship, the pleasures of love and lovemaking, and the inborn mystery and beauty of things in this world. --New York Times Book Review Toby Olson takes on almost everything that a work of fiction can bear. --Los Angeles ...more
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University of Texas Press (first published March 15th 2008)
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Nov 27, 2016 Vit Babenco rated it liked it
Tampico begins quite promisingly and it even seemed briefly that Toby Olson is ready to cross postmodernism with magic realism creating some new literary form…
“Mystery of the unlikely. A ghost story. But we are all ghosts apparently, hidden from life in our soft coverings, only shadow figures, until flesh falls away and we are skeletons, calacas clacking as they join the dance.”
The Day of the Dead – isn’t it some distant echo of Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry?
“All men and women long for the
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Toby Olson (born 1937 Chicago) is an American novelist.
Through high school and his four years in the Navy as a surgical technician, he lived in California, Arizona, and Texas.
He graduated from Occidental College and Long Island University.
Toby Olson has published eight novels, the most recent of which – The Blond Box – appeared from Fiction Collective-2 in 2003; and numerous books of poetry, inclu
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