Don Dimaio of La Plata (Akashic Urban Surreal Series)

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"Arellano is that rare thing: an exceptional creative talent perfectly in tune with his own rapidly changing times."
Robert Coover

In 2002, real-life mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Vincent "Buddy" Cianci was convicted of extortion. This is the story of Don "Pally" Dimaio, mayor of La Plata, as his corrupt administration spirals out of control. The novel toggles between satiric adaptations of the language of Cervantes and a narrative of an American mayor’s quixotic -decline.

Robert Arellano teaches creative writing at Brown University. He is the author of Fast Eddie (Akashic, 2002), and his short fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review and Jane. As an indie musician,Arellano has played with Will Oldham and Nick Cave.

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"Fear and loathing with Don Quixote at your side! Herein another savage journey to the heart of the American dream--but with sabor and saber latino."
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"I hope that the author is not killed for writing this book. A municpal fornicator (pot) shines a waterfire light deep into the more-than-half-full actions of a civil servant (kettle). So between the writer and his protagonist, a new meaning of 'black' power arises."
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"Robert Arellano is that rare thing: an exceptional creative talent perfectly in tune with his own rapidly changing times."
--ROBERT COOVER, author of The Adventures of Lucky Pierre

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Roberto "Bobby" Arellano De Nueva Jersey taught creative writing at Brown University and is the author of Fast Eddie: King of the Bees (Akashic, 2002). His short fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review and Jane. As an indie musician, Arellano has performed with Will Oldham, Havanarama, and Nick Cave.

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