She Beyond Sun
Selected as a Sunny Book in the New York Times, She Beyond Sun simmers between a young inventor's memories of an outlaw island and his love affair with a tyrant's wife. At the fore of a new generation of young Hispanic-American authors, Gargallo tells the story of slacker-turned-inventor Carlos Vega's half-hearted attempt to save his failing hologram business by selling out to a brutal dictator. Meanwhile, Carlos is haunted by his former lover, who sends him "care packages" from exotic locations around the world, as he desperately searches for new romance to replace her. Between its smoke and fire, the book is an exposition of ideology and an invigorating rediscovery of magic in the world.