Penitence Public Deposited

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  • In 7 composite stories--shifting from the roads of Southern Colorado neighborhoods, the fields and unpaved roads of Northern New Mexico, and the streets of Culver City, California--Penitence follows Relles Ortiz and the bleak peripheral existence of the voiceless suburban people living in disorder and disorientation within the harshness of their common American surroundings and circumstances. Relles' story is told in a fragmented and laconic style as Relles explores the flashes of his violent past, his severed relationships as well as confronting his stubborn addictive personality. In "Blues Skies Under Culver City," Relles recounts his troubled marriage and relationship with his daughter after years lost in the Army serving in Macedonia. In "Return to Cacaville" we learn that Relles' problems are perhaps greater than himself as they seem to be patterned by his familial tree. "Backyard Marriage" recounts the marriage of Relles' mother and father from the perspective of his Uncle Lolo and the neighborhood priest, Father Dwyer. In "Hamburgers in Macedonia," Relles recounts the main source of his inner demons--a tragic tour through Bosnia and Northern Macedonia. "Penance" and "Laundromat Story" both beg the question: are individuals 'fucked up' or are they simply 'fuck-ups.' In the "Highland," Relles learns that his actions and decisions perhaps can rise above his weighted thoughts and relentless memories. Overall, these stories mark this author's journey from honest journaling to honest story-telling and crafting of fiction.
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