Kankin’s Kingdom, Foreseen: Based on the True Story of Tough Love. By Enrique S. Flores. ISBN: 978-0-915745-87-6 146 pages. $17.95
Fiction / Hispanic & Latino book, Chicano literature book, Latino literature book, Hispanic literature book, Latinos--Social life and customs Fiction book, Barrio life Fiction book
This book is published by Floricanto Press.
Kankin’s Kingdom, Foreseen will produce a motion picture in the theatre of your mind. This novel details the rite of passage of a family, pushing through various Catch-22 obstacles within a paradox of the present, past, and future coexisting. Each scene in Kankin’s Kingdom, Foreseen will pull the reader into a metaphysical world—a realm where poignancy and agony dance inside a psychological tornado. The story, a prophesy, will lure the passerby to walk the tightrope between day dreams and nightmares. Ultimately, this forewarning intends to empower, motivate, and rectify the future as a revelation.
Enrique Flores comes from a working-class, low-income family. Flores’ story of overcoming anger, gang violence and mentality is poignant and profound. He and his brother were stabbed as a result of gang violence. He grew up in East San Jose’s “Story & King Rds. Neighborhood.” He attended neighborhood schools and, with the help of Jesuit Priests, he received a scholarship to Bellarmine College Preparatory, and earned a B.S. and a M.A. from Santa Clara University. He wrote Barrio Side Hero published by Floricanto Press 2019.