Tomás Baiza - Book Release
Rediscovered Books is pleased to celebrate the book birthday and release of Tomás Baiza's new book, Delivery: A Pocho’s Accidental Guide to College, Love, and Pizza Delivery.
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 Baiza is originally from San José, California, and now lives in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of the novel, Delivery: A Pocho’s Accidental Guide to College, Love, and Pizza Delivery, and the collection A Purpose to Our Savagery. Tomás’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies and has appeared in various print and online anthologies and journals. When he is not writing, Tomás is running trails, obsessing over bonsai trees, and playing guitar way too loud.