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***WINNER OF L.A. BASED LATINO LITERACY NOW'S 2011 LATINO BOOKS INTO MOVIES AWARD. 1ST PLACE.***
Victor David Giron is an accountant pretending to be a writer residing in Chicago. His short work has appeared in various literary journals including Rougarou, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and Jersey Devil Press. This is his first novel.
Sophomoric Philosophy is coming-of-age story that has been described as High Fidelity meets Dazed and Confused with a splash of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a drop of Gone With The Wind.
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Blurbs / Praise:
"Victor knows small towns, and definitely knows drugs and chicks. He also knows what we listened to, watched and read in the eighties and nineties, adding a layer of time and place that is both uniquely Chicagoland and full of pop culture awareness. All of this is done with wit and nuance, but what allows Victor and this novel to transcend, and expand, on the genre is the exploration of the immigrant experience, and frankly the sense that this is where literature is heading..." - Ben Tanzer, Chicago author of "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" and others.
"It seems easy to abandon one's dreams for security. "Sophomoric Philosophy" is a novel of the life of one Alejandro Lopez, an artist who abandoned his art to become an accountant. As midlife approaches, he reflects on his choices that led him down this route, and the possibility of pursing the dreams and choices he left behind. "Sophomoric Philosophy" is a thoughtful read that will resonate strongly with many readers, highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review
“Even Accountants Need Philosophy: This Gen X Mexican American college grad tackles the prickly world of easy assimilation in Chicago. This book is perfect for soul searchers and girls that want them to man up." - PaulH-O, film-director / artist
5" x 8"
396 pages long.
Designed by Karolina Faber featuring artwork by Gabriel Hurier. Edited by R A Miller.