A New Author's Magical Mystery Tour
Just who is Salvador Plascencia? According to those who have read his debut novel, The People of Paper, the 28 year-old novelist is the heir apparent to Italo Calvino, Jorje Luis Borges and Garcia Marquez all rolled into one. He's also been called "a once in a generation talent," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Plascencia, whose novel was rejected by all the big publishers, has written a fantastical, magical and picaresque first novel that despite being called "confusing" by editors who rejected it, shows some serious writing chops. Not bad for a kid who didn't speak English until he was eight years old.