Open Samuel Zamarripa's debut novel, The Spectacle of Let - the Oliet and Obit, and embark on a literary journey through the imaginative work of his protagonist, Otto Crist�bal Almeida, and his mysterious manuscript, The Voice of the Looking Mountains, a book within a book. Almeida has a fantastic story to tell about Creation and the first spoken word of God. It is a tale spun from the bound stories of his numinous paramour, Niva Miramontes, who speaks with uncommon conviction. "In the beginning," she insists, "God said 'Let, ' and the rest is just a spectacle." From a mysterious monastery in Veracruz, Mexico, to an overnight cruise on the majestic Hudson River, Miramontes reveals her heavenly gift of parable. Weaving together the generational saga of the Portuondo family-their salacious past and their journey to redemption-Niva's tales captivate Otto. Overwhelmed by Niva's spellbinding words, Otto falls into the clutches of an Oliet-a dream's dream, a place where fiction invades life, yielding truth of a different kind. His book languishes and finally lands on the desk of his brooding editor, L. Rand Bonarias, who plunges into the unfinished manuscript and discovers that while Otto's love story may be a literary gimmick, his unbelievable account of the story of Creation and Niva Miramontes is more than artful prose. A gospel of fantastic spirituality and abiding love, The Spectacle of Let - the Oliet and Obit, reimagines the marvel of Creation and the unbound possibilities of a single word.