The River of Lost Voices

Mark Brazaitis

written by one of sandi’s professors at wvu, these stories are all set in guatemala. it’s a little weird reading stories about guatemala from the perspective of a white american, but he seems to bring light to the tense and sometimes tenuous relationships between the indigenous people, those of spanish decent, and less frequently the foreigners. the longer stories pack the sturdier punches, especially “A Detective’s Story” and “Bathwater.” the stories all seem to be pretty melancholy, and i wonder if that is really the message he intended.