A Good Map of All Things: A Picaresque Novel
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About the Author
A finalist for the National Book Award and the recipient of the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, Alberto Álvaro Ríos has taught at Arizona State University since 1982. He is Arizona's inaugural poet laureate, a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Ríos's latest collection of poems is Not Go Away Is My Name, preceded by A Small Story About the Sky, The Dangerous Shirt, and The Theater of Night, winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award.
"The people in this fictional town are weird, funny, beautiful, and they do crazy things. They remind me of my own family, and I can't help but to love them. Alberto Ríos is a great storyteller."--Daniel Chacón, author of Kafka in a Skirt
"Ríos takes us to a home we've never been properly introduced to until now. Community activates through the sum of its parts, and though not always predictable as the stars, each of Ríos's characters' contributions is as necessary as the sun."--Bryan Allen Fierro, author of Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul