Border Regional Library Association honors Ray Gonzalez for lifetime contributions to literature of the Southwest!
A haunted book, in the best sense of the term. . . . He brings readers into a realm of rattlesnake dreams, UFOs, inscrutable lizards, a haunted house and a vast panorama of desert dwellers. . . . Gonzalez sees the past in all its grandeur and all its ruin.
Readers who want to wake up y oler la cafe
brewed by the Chicano literary movement would do well to keep Ray Gonzalez high on their reading lists.
Dallas Morning News
His poet's eye captures the colors and silences of the desert, while his lively sense of humor and his unfailing honesty show us a desert boy's life. . . . A rich kaleidoscope of life in the Southwest becomes immediate for the reader.
Rocky Mountain News
Profoundly contemplative, often lyrical, and sometimes humorous, Memory Fever
is a work rich in images of El Paso, of family life, student life and religious cultureand of the desert, a place both beautiful and fearsome...Gonzalez is a writer of rare depth and sensitivity.
El Paso Times