6 x 9, 300 pp.
Pub Date: 10/26/2017
Price:        $20.95


Published by Texas Review Press

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Shoney Flores

Set in deep, humid South Texas—where Mexico is a ten-minute drive and culturally characterizes the region—Parts tells the story of vulgar Mexican men working in the auto parts industry, men who create a suffocating atmosphere of machismo, immorality, and sexual innuendo. The novel’s narrator, an auto parts stocker and driver unable to quit his job out of a sense of obligation to his family, seeks out the written word as a means to escape, which contrasts sharply with the pelado environment where he works and allows for a closer inspection of the pelado archetype inside the walls of the warehouse.

SHONEY FLORES’s work has appeared in American Book Review, Texas Review, and others. Currently, he lives in Edinburg, Texas, with his wife and son, and is an instructor of creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and boxing. This is his debut novel.


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