What a beautifully written book! Wasn't too sure when I first started but ended up spending the day reading it.
It is, essentially, a collection of short stories but they are all connected by Echo Park and by their experiences as Mexican-Americans. Throughout the book we are introduced to a group of individuals that show us the diversity in their community. I cannot get over the fact that this is the author's debut. Very glad I picked it up on a whim. The cover art is just gorgeous (the paperback edition I have is the same as the kindle edition but that cover wasn't available on goodreads).