trace elements of random tea parties

“Edgy, exuberant . . . fun, rollicking and a little bit dangerous . . .”
Publishers Weekly

“[Lemus’] sentences at their best are so condensed, so packed and hot, they’re on the verge of exploding. Bursting at the seams with pizzazz and invention.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“A spry debut from a writer who’s got the skills.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Lemus’ dynamic language and pacing…offer deep insights into familia and cultura without an ounce of heavy-handedness.”
—Latina

“An edgy and risky debut that leaps over clichés and lands in the center of the modern-day intricacies of a new generation.”
El Paso Times

(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003)