A sharp, smart collection punctuated with inventiveness and wit: in the ongoing effort to depict Los Angeles as lit by something other than the glare of Hollywood, Daniel A. Olivas reminds us that the vast topography of the entire city and its neighborhoods are vibrant with their own unique electricities.
—Manuel Muñoz, author of What You See in the Dark
Comic, wry, very Angeleno, and essential Southern California.
—Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here
The short story is a delicate artifact and Olivas knows it: the right balance is achieved only if what is said is in harmony with what is left unmentioned. His Los Angeles is not only from bottom up but from east to west and from south to north.
—Ilan Stavans, author of On Borrowed Words