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Victor David Giron

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Victor lives in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood and his first novel 'Sophmoric Philosophy' has been published by Curbside Splendor which specializes in contemporary Chicago writers. They created a 'pop-up' bookstore at the Logan Square Farmers Market, selling work from Chicago Presses and Authors next to stalls selling locally grown produce.

Biography: Victor David Giron is the son of immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala. He's a CPA, bar owner, and runs Curbside Splendor Publishing, a small press that showcases art and literature celebrating urbanism. His work has appeared in Rougarou, Umbrella Factory Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, and Diverse Voices Quarterly, among others. He's the author of the award-winning coming-of-age novel Sophomoric Philosophy (November 2010).


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Victor David Giron on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Sophomoric philosophy :
ISBN: 061540443X OCLC: 687635592

"Sophomoric Philosophy is an account of Alejandro ("Alex") Lopez, a 30-something first generation Mexican-American accountant. He works for a large corporation and is torn between his desire to lead an artistic life and the reality of his mundane existence in contemporary Chicago. Alex contemplates events and patterns both in his adult life, and his teenage years growing up in a blue-collar suburb. While doing so, Alex recounts cheating on his ex-girlfriend with her best friend, his anxiety when making dating decisions, his struggle to identify with Mexican culture, and causing trouble, partying and having sex as a teenager. Alex evaluates his attempts to make a life out of his artistic interests, which he always abandons for a more financially secure lifestyle. Despite this compromise, Alex still can't let go of his interests and the childhood philosophy he and his friends discussed in the streets and backyard parties of suburban Chicago."--Publisher's description.