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Law Practice,

Feb. 9, 2024

Stitching law and fiction: Daniel A. Olivas's 'Chicano Frankenstein'

True to his oeuvre, Olivas’s novel explores questions of identity and cultural assimilation, mirroring his own experiences as a Chicano lawyer straddling multiple cultures.

Orlando Ortega-Medina

Principal, Ortega-Medina & Associates

In the captivating landscape of his new novel “Chicano Frankenstein” (Forest Avenue Press), Daniel A. Olivas masterfully weaves a contemporary retelling of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic, infused with a legal twist. As the Senior Assistant Attorney General of the Land Use and Conservation Section of the California Department of Justice, Olivas skillfully integrates his legal expertise into a narrative that traverses the realms of sc...

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