Alice Embree reviews Odd Birds
Severo talks “Odd Birds” on Rag Radio
Severo Perez to appear at the Texas Book Festival on Sunday, October 27
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Judge this book by its cover. It is stunning. And Severo Perez’ Odd Birds is a captivating read.
Odd Birds is a fictional coming of age story, the tale of three young library interns, an older displaced artist, and the city of San Antonio. Set in 1961, in the town where the author was raised, we experience a small town on the cusp of change.
A tragic twist of fate leaves a revered artist destitute in Texas in this novel.
Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano was born in Cuba but forged a reputation as a modernist painter living and working in Paris. In 1961, he finds himself experiencing the same “nightmarish anxiety” he felt while fighting in the Great War as he wanders the streets of San Antonio with >
Listen to Severo as he talks with the Rag Radio podcast host, Thorne Dryer. They talk about the book, Odd Birds, … And The Earth Did Not Swallow Him production, and of course some Texas politics.
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Severo Perez will appear at the Texas Book Festival on Sunday, October 27, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. as part of the panel “Dropped in Texas: International Perspectives On the Lone Star State.”
Read about more festival highlights here.
See the full line up of Adult authors here
Severo’s Bio for Texas Book Festival
The story at the heart of filmmaker Severo Perez’s second novel, Odd Birds (Texas Christian University Press), is a pitch-perfect picaresque tale whose origins date to 1971, when he left his native San Antonio to seek his destiny in Hollywood. Perez has been in Los Angeles ever since, where he has directed and produced such films as 1994’s …and the ea>
LOS ANGELES – Writer/filmmaker Severo Perez and I are drinking coffee at the kitchen table in the pleasant split-level house he and his wife Judy share on a hilly street in Silver Lake, although in our minds we’re a long way from LA. We’re in downtown San Antonio, more than 70 years ago, where a bespectacled 6-year-old in his Sunday-best stands at the cashier’s wind>
Half a century after a bitter labor strike and years of relentless FBI surveillance, long held secrets arrive at the front door of two elderly sisters.
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