By Leo Ryan

The calendar is not a line, but a loop — Basilio Boullosa, I Know Why I Was Born

In Rafael Alavarez’ new book, Basilio Boullosa Stars In The Fountain Of Highlandtown time is not merely a loop, it is a mobius strip, where the past and the present are woven inextricably, neither ending nor beginning. The book is a collection of short stories, all featuring Basilio Boullosa, Alvarez’ literary alter ego. Continue reading…