Literary Latina Fiction – Souvenirs of the Revolution – Press Release

CONGRATULATIONS to A M Montes de Oca! Souvenirs of the Revolution is an International Latino Book Awards Finalist!

Souvenirs of the Revolution

by A M Montes de Oca
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Described by author Fay Weldon as “vivid, lively and accomplished”, Souvenirs of the Revolution is a telenovela-like family saga novel set during the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

Betrayal, deviance, rigid morality and a fatal subservience to moral correctness drives the Montelejos clan. Complex and self-serving, innocent and deluded, larger than life, an illustrious family line in its final decline.

Mariabella Montelejos, who tries to sell her only daughter for the price of a new carriage during the bloodiest part of the Revolution. Her daughter, Portensia Montelejos, who leaves her mother’s body to rot in the front room after her house is taken at the point of a gun. Gloria Vasquez, celebrated beauty, practicing witch, and tormentor of her step-sister, Teresa: ill, gullible, naive, awoken to her destiny by the surreal birth of her daughter. Paulina, a child who once communed with the holy, made an empty vessel by the abuse of her father – and revered as a living saint as she lies dying in a Pueblano convent.

The men of the family, weak and susceptible to the mandates of their dying class, are no match for the forces of such women. Evil abuser Ebner Collins, paralyzed by a jealous man’s bullet in the middle of the Sinai. Hernando Vasquez, cowed into marriage by the longing for his dead wife, Evelyn Cuthbert. Guiermo Fuentes de Solis, cuckolded husband. Jaime Vasquez, who hears voices and lives at the bottom of a bottle, unable to save his cousin Paulina.

The Revolution is the beginning of the end for Montelejos, and the miraculous will be its undoing.

A M Montes de Oca was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is her debut novel.

Cover art by Kitty Van Oosten and Lisa Shapiro.

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A M Montes de Oca, author of Souvenirs of the Revolution (2013)

A M Montes de Oca, author of Souvenirs of the Revolution (2013)


Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Souvenirs of the Revolution by A M Montes de Oca

A Full-to-Bursting Telenovela-like Tale of Revolution

Latina Historical Fiction , set in Mexico City, Oaxaca City, and Cairo, Egypt.

Charlotte, NC, Dec. 19, 2013 — The REWORKD Press is proud to announce the release of A M Montes de Oca’s Souvenirs of the Revolution (2013), available immediately on Amazon and through The REWORKD Press store: http://www.REWORKDpress.com

Described as “vivid, lively and accomplished” by author Faye Weldon, Souvenirs of the Revolution is a telenovela-like family saga novel set during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Three generations of Montelejos women fight for survival – sinners and saints, witches and healers.  From the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, the dunes of the Sinai in the dead of night, and the Pantheons of the Dead in Oaxaca City, Mexico, Souvenirs of the Revolution is evocative and surreal.

For more information, contact Amanda Stanford at (704) 488-2195.

 About the Author:

A M Montes de Oca was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland.   She lived in Cairo, Egypt during the war and in Oaxaca City before the riots.  This is her debut novel.

Cover art by Kitty Van Oosten and Lisa Shapiro.

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 Press Contact:
Contact: Amanda Stanford
Company Name: The REWORKD Press

Books Name: Souvenirs of the Revolution
Telephone Number: 704 488 2195
Email Address: TheREWORKDpress@gmail.com
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Review for Souvenirs of the Revolution by A M Montes de Oca by Liz Michael:
In Souvenirs of the Revolution, AM Montes de Oca creates a cinematic story rooted in the timeless phrase, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Beginning in Mexico’s glorious past and ending in a time that casts off faith, love and the mystical like an old pair of socks, she crafts a story that is believably unbelievable. This story appeals not only to today’s readers, but also to those of earlier generations, which is remarkable for a first novel. I highly recommend this book.

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