Marco's Journey and Other Adventures
S.P. Peredo, author
Hints of S.P. Peredo’s Mexican American upbringing appear in Marco’s Journey and Other Stories as he draws from personal experiences to present rich characters in diverse geographical settings: the scientist traveling through the majestic mountains of Southeastern Mexico befriends an unlikely group of strangers, thus starting his own personal journey of self-discovery; a young traveler who in 1970 ventures behind the iron curtain finding love—and danger; the girl with recurring dreams about a spider’s web struggles for her sanity; the boy with a poet’s heart growing up in America during the Vietnam War fears he is running out of time; a lover left behind during the war writes her heartfelt letter of farewell; the caricaturesque Mexican musician who, through his performance, gives his listeners a reprieve from their sadness. These well-crafted stories, imbued with vivid imagery, lead readers through their own journey to discover the meaning of success, love, and living life to its fullest potential.