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Escandón found her muse during her years in New York, where she continually heard people mention that Los Angeles “has no weather” and that it always stays sunny at 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This set the course for his next job. The story takes place over the course of a year, during the most extreme dry and hot season in the city. In the midst of the siege and the ravages of time, the Alvarado family is going through a crisis that will test their unity.

“María Amparo Escandón is daring. Who dares to write about the weather in Los Angeles? Unlike the cliché of the warm and mild climate that can be so easily ignored, the complicated wealth that makes up the Alvarado family is appreciated from the first paragraph.”—Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate.

Overflowing with drama and also with a lot of humor, The weather in Los Angeles a book loaded with personal references and life experiences of the author: “I think the soap opera narrative is so ingrained in my head that everything I write comes out as a soap opera.Escandon said.

The weather in Los Angeles was published on September 20 by Vintage Español in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

About the author:

María Amparo Escandón was born in Mexico into a family of ranchers. Her father had a farm where he grew raspberries. At thirteen she went to live in Minnesota to learn English. Years later she took creative writing at the University of California and became a bilingual writer.

The versatile writer has been a consultant for novels and screenplays at the Creative Content Foundation in Barcelona and has been a mentor of the PEN Center’s emerging voices program since 2000. She founded The Other Truth Productions, LLCa content production company, where he has a portfolio of film and television projects in various stages of development.

She is regularly invited as a keynote speaker, lecturer, and panelist at numerous colleges and universities, national and international writing conferences, writing seminars.

In 2022 María Amparo Escandón was awarded the Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino Focused Fiction Book Award for this book and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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BAQUIANA – Year XXIII / Nº 123 – 124 / July – December 2022 (NEWS) –