The Blood Cake Vendor and Other Stories:This collection of 43 stories includes pieces
Irreal, BIGnews, 3AM, Angeleno Stories, Suspects Thoughts, Shadowkeep, Margin, Aphelion, Bastard Fiction, Gang Related, The
Murder Hole, The House of Pain, Blue Food, Savage Night, Apocalypse Fiction, and The Dream People.
is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
... "Holy shit... what a ride!"
After the War[written in 1975 as an anti-war allegory. The book is just as relevant today
as it was then] should interest fans of Kafka, Castaneda and Rulfo. Navarro's narrative, about a young Vietnam
vet adrift in Mexico, moves across the spectrum of genre, from magical realism to surrealism to science fiction and horror,
with shades of Western literature: imagine The Twilight Zone setting up, hacienda-style, in the remote village of El
Pueblo. Navarro is an extreme risk-taker with his fiction. WARNING: This book is not for the faint-hearted.
Mr. Navarro populates the novel with characters that are at once bizarre and recognizable
and whose depth comes, ironically, from their very shallowness. There are no happy endings here, no enlightenment or redemption. A Little Bit of Madness [written in 1983] is a sad story, and one that rings true
because of it.