The Iguana Speaks My Name
Ten Backyard Stories From Panimace
by Roberto Moulun
Pub Date 03 Sep 2012
Book Review -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Lush landscapes, enchanted happenings, tangled roots and violence suffuse this beguiling collection of stories set in the highlands of Guatemala. Moulun's clear prose balances sensual sounds, colors and foods against a deadpan humor and a detached, meditative mood. His writing has a fablelike quality, featuring strong narratives linked to mythic themes, but it's also full of social nuance and subtle psychological shadings. Moulun transforms Guatemala's troubled, complex reality into a rich, compelling aesthetic vision. Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth.