Infectiously moody and murderously comic, Castillo chronicles the rapturous beginnings, melancholy middles, and bittersweet endings of modern romance between men and women, men and men, and women and women.
224 pp. W. W. Norton & Company
“Loverboys” is the eagerly awaited new book by Ana Castillo, the acclaimed author of “So Far from God” and “The Guardians”: a collection of stories that display her unique perspective on the joys and sorrows of love.
Here is the experience of love captured in its wildly varying modes, from rapturous beginnings to melancholy middles to bittersweet ends, and in its equally varying configurations - man and woman, man and man, woman and woman.
From the infectious moodiness of “Loverboys” to the high comic spirits of “La Miss Rose” the murderously funny gender-war payback of “Vatolandia,” Castillo covers the waterfront of contemporary romance.