The Striped Tunic Trilogy

Jorge Armenteros

 

ISBN 978-1-952419-49-2          642 pages           $40.00

 

I was taken by this novel’s calm, elegant cadences, but also by its willingness to challenge, unsettle and provoke. As Armenteros writes in one of The Spiral of Words’ many fine passages, “That is the danger; a book may be bolder than yourself and reveal what you refuse to accept.”

    Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome

 

Armenteros charges that air—alternately perfumed and rancid—to deliver a compellingly erratic narrative.

     Rain Taxi

 

Armenteros compels us to hear our own roar of the river and follow the course. He is one of our most innovative, introspective and brilliant writers.

     American Book Review

 

In the experimental traditions of Cortázar and Borges, Armenteros leads the reader through a multitude of paths that wind both around and into each other, creating for the reader the ‘spiral of words’ of the title. At the center of the spiral lies the mysterious and omniscient striped tunic, a character whose strange and ethereal presence permeates the very fabric of the novel’s existential complexities.

     Laurie Foos