The Phoenix of Hotel Freds by Mateo Marquez

The Phoenix of Hotel Freds

byMateo Marquez

Kobo ebook | December 12, 2014

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The Phoenix of Hotel Freds tells of the resurrection of a lovable rogue, a true picaro, and that resurrection is of course preceded by retribution, which follows transgression, hard on the heels of temptation. We join the tale in its middle, as it unfolds squarely and heavily in the midst of the retribution. The particulars of the temptation and transgression are left largely to our imaginations, an easy feat given the amply illustrated self-destructive appetites and over-indulgences of the protagonist. But seldom has any protagonist been as unflinchingly honest with himself, as unwilling to pass the buck, or more determined to hold himself accountable for his choices.

This picaresque entails multiple compendia—of pop culture, recent film, music, food, drink, fashion, digital lore, and the road trips of the hip crowd that gathers at Fred’s in Fort Worth—and always in service of the tale. Whether the resurrection of this unique phoenix can also lead ultimately to his redemption hangs in the balance, and five diversely memorable women have big says in the pitched battle for the soul of Mateo Marquez.

It is his distinctive voice we hear throughout, in its insistent allusions, over-the-top tropes, and strangely endearing raunchiness—two parts wise guy and one part pure sage. Part confessional, part commentary on the suburban rat race, part case study in family dynamics, part guidebook to the digital era, part inspirational message, The Phoenix of Hotel Freds speaks in numerous ways to multiple readers, and always from the heart.

~ Bruce Musgrave

Title:The Phoenix of Hotel FredsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 12, 2014Publisher:Mateo MarquezLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1311803769

ISBN - 13:9781311803764

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