Thanks to Bonnie ZoBell for this wonderful, astute review of The Tide King
in the Spring 2014 Gently Read Literature
that evokes the great writers of magical realism:
One can't help invoking Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his earthy little villages being visited upon by flamboyant angels with crooked wings falling to the earth and how real-life folks would react to such an abnormality. Or perhaps Luis Urrea, who has said when people call his book magical realism that it really isn't, for the miracles he writes about in his fiction did happen and are documented.
You can read the full review here
(with a $4.00 purchase price of the issue).