Natalie and Consuelo are like-minded individuals who live in Lava Landing, CA. When they arent working at The Big Cheese Plant, they get all dolled up for the racetrack, or go for at a tequila float at The Big Five Four. They urgently need to get Consuelos father out of Purgatory he wont stop turning up in womens dreams until they do.
But that means a trip to Mexico, and Consuelo still hasnt gotten over her fear of long car rides . . .
. Inspired by La Lotera, a Mexican game of chance not unlike bingo, the novel is a joyous story of mamacitas and mariachis, fiestas and tupperware parties, rodeos and Miss Magma beauty contests. In Caramba! the American experience emerges in a brilliant new language and landscape, both touching and dazzlingly fresh.