Still Water Saints (Random House)
"Alex Espinoza is poised to become the Faulkner of his own haunted landscape, that of the Agua Mansa community of inland southern California." - Susan Straight
"...a story cycle of tales as perfect as the beads of a rosary ...capable of renewing one's faith in new fiction. There is something at once innocent as well as wise in this writer's voice, a generosity for the citizens he writes about, folks barely scraping to get by." -Sandra Cisneros
Alex Espinoza was born in Tijuana, Mexico in 1971, the youngest of 11 children. He graduated with a BA from UC Riverside, and with a MFA in Writing from UC Irvine. Alex Espinoza currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
(photo credit: Kyle Behen)