The Region of Lost Names


The Region of Lost Names
Fred Arroyo
2008, University of Arizona Press
176 pages

THIS IS an interesting addition to UAP’s Latino literary series Camino del Sol by a promising writer whose work straddles two American worlds. The Region of Lost Names is a love story set in the fields of Michigan and the jungles of Puerto Rico. The prose is elegant and Arroyo’s descriptive powers keen, offering the reader a journey as emotional as it is evocative. All praise must go to UAP for the fantastic work it does publishing voices that might otherwise struggle to be heard. If only British universities published fiction … – EC