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Little Mocos: a novel in stories

Little Mocos: a novel in stories

by John Paul Jaramillo

ISBN: 9781978419971

Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published in Literature & Fiction/Short Stories, Literature & Fiction/Literary, Literature & Fiction/Contemporary, Literature & Fiction

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Book Description

Bea and Manito are curious and sensitive “little mocos” from Southern Colorado who must face the reality of dead fathers, absent mothers, and the notorious murderer Ray “Cornbread” Vigil.

Sample Chapter

Tio Neto sat on the bed shirtless and hungover, shaking his balding head at the reality of missing his father’s funeral service. He raised both arms to smell his pits and started digging into his jeans for a comb.

“There’s a lot of the old folks waiting on you upstairs,” I told him.

When he saw who it was, Neto stood up and kicked off his sneakers, coughed and spat at the basement’s concrete floor. He dropped his soiled pants and rolled up in the sheets.

“You the only Ortiz worth a damn left alive in this neighborhood,” Neto said. His clothes were in two great big garbage bags, and he stayed still a minute as I dragged his only collared shirt out from under his stash of nudie magazines and fungus-looking weed.

I put Neto’s clothes down deep in the washing machine and asked out loud about the whereabouts of my own father.

“Listen to what I say. I can tell you this, boy,” Neto lectured before collapsing back down. “Born into this world alone and die alone. Family will leave you. Women will leave you. All you have is your own damned self.”

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Author Profile

John Paul Jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo grew up in Southern Colorado but now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He earned his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University and, currently, holds the position of Associate Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities Department of Lincoln Land Community College.

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