Where do discarded dreams go? Do they vanish into thin air, unfulfilled ? Or do they linger elsewhere, beyond the perception of the senses, taking on a life of their own? With his quirky and charming debut novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams, author Rudy Ch. Garcia answers these questions more profoundly than one expects.
In Garcia’s world, dreams continue long after they’ve been forgotten. His mysterious landscape shows us that friends can become foes, obsession can become reason and once brought together, even Che’ Guevara and Marilyn Monroe can discover the joys of motorcycle maintenance.
With a narrative that is both haunting and humorous, profound yet as familiar as next door, Garcia gives the reader the reasons to keep their dreams alive. And tells us how we can all be changed by what we desire the most.
I was lucky enough to sit down on the block with Rudy for the first episode of the Fall series and talk about life, writing, thinking in two languages at the same time, spreading the love and the unmitigated pleasure of wasting gas on a Saturday night.
But don’t take my word for it. Now’s the time to listen for yourself…..
Intro, The Closet of Discarded Dreams, Influences and voicing:
Spreading the love of writing, New education, Cruising days:
From the Author’s website:
Rudy Ch. Garcia’s noir detective story, LAX Confidential (‘08) and his Southwest fantasy, Memorabilia(honorable mention in Writers Digest competition) appeared in anthologies. His SF-fantasy flash fiction, A Grain of Life is viewable at AntiqueChildren. com (‘09), and a humor-fantasy-horror, Weird Ronnie, took first place in an AlternateSpecies.com competition in Britain. The fantasy story, Mr. Sumac, published 2012. His SF short, Last Call for Ice Cream was published by Rudy Rucker, Sr., on his Flurb webzine #13, 3/12. Garcia is a quasi-ex-member of the Northern Colorado Writers Workshop, holds a B.A. in writing from the University of ColoradoDenver and works as a Denver-area bilingual elementary teacher. He is a founder-contributor to http://www.LaBloga.blogspot.com, a Chicano literary website.
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rudy-ch-garcia/41/177/761
- The Closet of Dreams website: http://www.discarded-dreams.com