These are stories about office life, working and mundane every day banalaties, but written in a way that is vivid and mysterious and sharp and funny. I read the short story Saliva in a magazine and bought the book straight away, although I'd never heard of Enrique. It was short, and sureal and haunting. I was thinking about it for days. The other stories are just as good. There are general themes of emigration, and living in a foreign country- a Mexican in the US, and then about love and marriage, and family, and identity. You spend the first few pages wondering how much of it is autoiographical, then you wonder about the way the stories are divided, and then you don't care, because he's already drawn you in. I'd pay for the Spanish lessons just to try and read his other stuff, that is as yet un-translated.