The collection A Car Like an Orchid casts a magical spell from the very first page. The combination of mystical imagery and concrete fact, lyricism and linguistic mastery, evokes an outstanding sensual experience. The reader dives into an enigmatic world in which conventional elements are suspended. Several of the stories take place in exotic settings, such as a rain forest in Peru and a remote South American oil rig. Regardless of the varied settings, all the protagonists examine basic human experiences.