The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories is a new collection of short stories by noted film director and writer Jesús Salvador Treviño. Through his interconnected stories, Treviño gives us an offbeat, magically real and at times raucous vision of life in the barrios of the fictional town of Arroyo Grande, Texas.
Ever the observer of the tragi-comic human scene, Treviño recreates for the reader the world of adults as overheard and filtered through the understanding of the young. Each adult action creates a wave of repercussions on the children, be they love triangles, petty jealousies, or revenge. The rich texture of the narrative and the wide diversity of Hispanic characters all come to a romping, feverish end in the book with a fantasy that features an army of movie stereotypes of Hispanics who have returned as zombies bent on avenging themselves on Hollywood directors and screenwriters. Like the "fabulous sinkhole" of the title story, this is a horn of plenty offering unending riches in characterization, situations, and emotions.