THE MIRACULOUS FISH OF DOMINGO GONZALES by Martin M. Goldsmith

THE MIRACULOUS FISH OF DOMINGO GONZALES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In the tradition of Tortilla Flat is this light, satiric, fanciful fable of the coming of civilization (from America) to Puerto Miguel (Mexico). The inhabitants had no comparisons, life simply was, jokes were made, there was drinking, dancing, church-going, and a personality to the community, until Senor Mulligan, on the hunt for vitamins, came there and offered high pay for the livers of sharks.....So that Domingo, who never could catch fish and whose shark catch had been terrific, found his luck turned with never a shark in his net when they meant something. But the other fishermen brought high powered prosperity to the town, and by their catches seemed to insure that it would be Puerto Miguel, rather than the neighboring Santa Clara, to which the railroad would come, until a minority-desired miracle tossed Puerto Miguel back into its lazy, contented and lethargic retreat from modernity. A pleasantly entertaining chronicle of the doubtful benefits of today's advancements, this has a bubbling sense of local character and event.

Pub Date: June 12th, 1950
Publisher: Norton