A novel about the kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl in Mexico, Martín Solares’ “Don’t Send Flowers,” looks at corruption and violence in narco land. Solares’ writing has been praised by Junot Díaz as “Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest.”
The author tells Joy Diaz that the book is inspired by both current events a nightmare he had.
“it is a book made of nightmares, it was made by anecdotes I heard and obviously it is made with my own imagination,” Solares says. “It is a book of fiction but it tries to tell the history of Mexico in the last two decades.”
What you’ll hear in this interview:
– How nature and landscapes influenced the book
– A passage from the book
– About various groups that influenced characters in the novel.