Taylor García Dismantles Borders in "Slip Soul"
By: TouchPoint Press
García blurs borders between short and long prose to amplify the feeling that "Slip Soul" is one of countless true stories from individuals struggling with harsh US immigration policies. Proud of his identity as an American hispano of mestizo descent, García finds it important to understand the US as "once a beautiful tapestry of indigenous people." With this, García says, "it's [the] people decrying immigration whose ancestors were themselves invaders of this land."
García writes "Slip Soul" to show these hypocrisies in US immigration policy with the hopes readers will understand "we are strong because of our diversity."
About the Book
Emigrating from Mexico to San Diego, sixty- something Osvaldo Reyes intends to find his first love, Joanne Watson, a young writer he met when she toured his hometown of Oaxaca City. But when Osvaldo's employer in the United States shuts down due to protests, the clock starts ticking on his visa. He finds work at a local fish taco shop to buy more time in the US, but doesn't know his co-worker is an ICE agent in disguise.
Osvaldo ends up in an immigrant detention center where he meets Marcos Gomez, a young asylum seeker separated from his family. Osvaldo shares his story with Marcos through flashbacks interspersed by chapters from a manuscript Joanne gave him the last time they met. "Slip Soul"-- the story within the story-- is a metaphysical journey of good versus evil, providing the historical backdrop for Osvaldo and Joanne's lifelong love.
Readers can order "Slip Soul" on August 2nd, 2021 at https://bit.ly/
About Taylor García
Taylor García is the author of numerous short stories, essays, and the short story collection Functional Families. He writes for the Good Men Project on time and fatherhood issues. He is a multi-generational hispano born and raised in Santa Fé, New Mexico and now resides in Southern California with his wife and children.
About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.
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