Americas

Description

213 pages
$14.95
ISBN 1-55050-063-5
DDC C813'.54

Publisher

Year

1994

Contributor

Reviewed by Kenrick E.A. Mose

Kenrick E.A. Mose is an associate professor of Spanish studies at the
University of

Guelph.

Review

This volume of short stories is notable for its evocation of setting, be
it a Spanish-speaking area of Latin America, a francophone environment
suggestive of Haiti, or an Indian homeland in the wilds. The author’s
fondness for delving into the lore of indigenous customs and beliefs
adds a dimension of magic and myth to his work. This exotic quality is
reinforced by Mullen’s characters, who tend to be outsiders or
eccentrics. A few of the stories suffer from an overly fragmented
structure; the best of them successfully combine atmosphere with
thematic and structural coherence.

Citation

Mullen, Robert., “Americas,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 25, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/1454.