International tax lawyer Luis Villalobos is lured to the tiny island of Curaçao by the promise of a fast track to the cusp of an already stellar career. But the paradise we expect is so rarely the paradise we find.
'The Miracle of Small Things' is a novel in stories, a portrait of the power of place in our definition of self.
Author Guilie Castillo Oriard is a Mexican import herself who transferred to Curaçao “for six months”—and, twelve years and a magical story of love later, is still there.
Guilie Castillo Oriard is a Mexican writer and dog rescuer living in Curaçao. She misses Mexican food and Mexican amabilidad, but the laissez-faire attitude (and the beaches) are fair exchange. And the bounty of cultural diversity provides great fodder for her obsession with culture clashes.
Her work has appeared online and, in print, as part of several anthologies (gorge: a novel in stories and Pure Slush's twelve volumes of 2014 A Year In Stories). The Miracle of Small Things, her first novel, was published in 2015 by Truth Serum Press. It's About The Dog (The A-to-Z Guide for Wannabe Dog Rescuers), due out in April 2018 from Everytime Press, is her first non-fiction work.