Saturday, April 22, 2006

Because I Don't Have Wings

Wendi Kaufman, author of an article in the new Washingtonian about who's reading what in Washington, asked me what book had I read recently that I would recommend? My whole-hearted answer was Because I Don't Have Wings. It's about Mexican immigrants, and it's brilliant, original, and astonishingly intimate. (By the way, Garrison is not only a terrific writer, he's also a terrific literary translator. His translation of Michoacano writer Raul Mejia's "Banquets" appears in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion.)