Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush by Christopher Cardinale, Luis Alberto Urrea

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

Christopher Cardinale, Luis Alberto Urrea

64 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction art magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced


Mr. Mendoza, Mexico’s self-described king of graffiti, blesses the small town of Rosario with his sardonic wit. “Deflate your pomp or float away!” he paints on the body of an unexpectedly exhumed monk. “No intelligent life for 100 kilometers,” he ...

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reflective 100%


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