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¿Qué tipo de persona quieres ser? A question that haunts him. What kind of person do you want to be? A story that weaves towards clarity through past traumas, intersections of conflicting identities, and many boxes of pizza.
All Daniel Corriente wants is to escape his past and be “normal,” but as he enters his senior year in college, he must face the past traumas that have made him who he is. During his journey, Dani will find himself at the intersections of seemingly conflicting identities — Mexican/Chicano/Anglo, thug/intellectual, straight/queer, loner/friend. Along the way, Dani will begin to weave toward clarity with the help of a therapist, feuding mentors, an elitist boss, a persistent drug addict, a former love, and an old woman obsessed with his character flaws and the pizzas with extra green peppers. If he has any hope of finding himself, Dani must ultimately answer the question posed by one of his customers—a question that haunts him at every turn: ¿Qué tipo de persona quieres ser? What kind of person do you want to be?
About the Author
Tomás Hulick Baiza is originally from San José, California, and now lives in Boise, Idaho. Delivery is his first novel.
"Engaging debut dares us to ask what kind of person we really want to be." —Xochitl Gonzalez, Author of Olga Dies Dreaming
"A wonderfully quirky and impressively self-assured debut!" —Jonathan Evison, Author of Lawn Boy and Small World
“Sometimes funny, other times heartbreaking, Baiza’s Delivery packs a deep emotional punch as Dani Corriente tries to make sense of his mixed heritage, his past, and his uncertain future.” —Phillippe Diederich, author of Diamond Park
"Baiza’s warm, funny and often-tense writing walks readers in his pizza-delivering protagonist’s shoes, keeping us guessing where he’s heading in life and who he’ll become.” —Thomas Kohnstamm, author of Lake City