BookGrito: Former Latino Georgia politician debuts a ‘fantastical’ first novel
“The Spectacle of Let – The Oliet and Obit” is the untold story of a one-word poem that reimagines the marvel of Creation. A nudge to the Latin American literary tradition of magical realism.
“The Spectacle of Let – the Oliet and Obit” weaves the tales of Niva Miramontes into a fantastic journey to redemption that spans across geographies, cultures, and time.
Already in the top 20 of Amazon, Sam’s debut with Floricanto Press, is a distinctive and unique contribution to Latin American literature; a contemporary American voice within a narrative fiction that merges real world settings with fantastical elements and stories.
“Writers love words, or at least the feelings and emotions behind them. I love the idea that one day a word I coined will be in the dictionary. You know, an “oliet” can appear to be more than just one thing” says Sam.
The second book in the series, “The Spectacle of Let–the Soul of a Miracle,” along with a companion lexicon, is scheduled to be released later in the year.