"The author has put into this book, 'Men with Torrent Women,' a variety of touching and exalting moments of interesting sentiment: and a flood of skittish women." Rosa Peñaloza
The first novelette, "To Save a Lopsided Sparrow," is the sequel to: "Cornfield Laughter," in Spanish and English, taking the reader into the Great War, the battle for the Village of Douaumont in 1916: with Shannon O'Day, as a French Soldier, and a mad woman in the deserted and demolished village.
The Second Novelette, "The Donkeyland Bums," tells three connecting stories of the author, during his youthful years 1966-1967, as he crisscrosses the United States, with different neighborhood buddies.
Also included in the book are sixteen short stories, several in Spanish and English: The Old Couple of Athens (La Pareja de Ancianos en Atenas); The Last of Sunset (Lo Último de la Puesta del Sol); A Quiet, felt Moment (Sentir un Momento Tranquilo); The Little Russian Twins (Los Mellicitos Rusos); The Frozen Tongue (La Lengua Congelada;) "The Rose Room" (El Cuarto Rosa); In the Garden of Scheol (En el Jardín del Infierno). And: "A Cross for Bridgette" (Villa Rica, Peru); "The Horses of Venice"; "A Letter in Vietnam" (1971); and others.