In the Land of the Hustlers, Caudillos, and Charlatans is a collection of short stories based on actual events, historical figures, and personalities that illustrate the colorful culture and unforgettable landscape that surrounds The Dominican Republic.
In his second work of fiction, Luis Reynoso shares his talent for creating an eclectic group of characters that each shares a compelling story. In the first tale, Señor Camilo is a quirky old man who chooses an antique wheelchair over one that can fly and opts out of a lonely life for the company of three women who ultimately send him on an outrageous trip out of the only world he has ever known. In another story, Amado Pueblas stares into a bottle of rum while facing a cancer diagnosis and realizes he is destined to become the thing he fears the most. While a superstitious elderly woman makes a pilgrimage to save her granddaughter's life and inspires an entire nation in the process, a son recounts his father's youthful years during the last days of his life.
In this eclectic collection, Luis Reynoso speaks with an original voice through each tale that will prove endearing to all who love a short story.